Dravidian languages: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Campaign to include “Koya” language in Eighth Schedule

Published: July 13, 2020

The online campaign to include Gondi (Koya) language in the Eighth Schedule of constitution has become long standing. The campaign is gaining prominence especially in the states of Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Highlights The online campaign intends to mobilize Adivasis to observe Koya Language Day or Vishwa Koya Basha Dinotsavam. The campaign is to ..




Madhya Pradesh government decides to teach ancient tribal language Gondi in tribal districts

Published: March 7, 2019

In Madhya Pradesh, ancient tribal language Gondi will be taught in tribal districts to save it from becoming a thing of the past. The rapid decline in the number of people who speak that tongue is a matter of concern; hence, Chief Minister Kamal Nath has decided to include Gondi in the primary education curriculum ..


Endangered Kurukh gets official language status in West Bengal

Published: March 3, 2017

West Bengal Government has given official language status to endangered tribal language Kurukh, mother tongue belonging to the Dravidian family. It was given this status by the state government last month and but was announced recently by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.  Key Facts In West Bengal, it is spoken by Oraon tribal community who live ..