Eighth Schedule

Assam Official Language Amendment Bill

The Assam Cabinet recently approved the bill to make Bodo an official language of the state. The bill has been framed in accordance to the Bodo Peace Accord signed between the Government of India, Assam Government, four Bodo rebel groups ..


September 30: International Translation Day

Every year the International Translation Day is celebrated by the United Nations on September 30. The day is celebrated to pay tribute to the works of language professionals who have played an important role in bringing nations together, understand and ..


Hindi Diwas is being observed across the country

Hindi Diwas is being celebrated across the country today, September 14, 2020. The constituent assembly had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari as the official language of the country in 1949. Presently, Hindi is among the world most spoken languages. It ..


Campaign to include “Koya” language in Eighth Schedule

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 ..


Lai Haraoba Festival begins in Tripura

On January 2, 2020, the Lai Haraoba festival began in Tripura. The festival will be celebrated for 5 days. The festival is celebrated by the Meitei community. The community is spread across Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, Myanmar and Bangladesh. However, ..

Sahitya Akademi Award 2019

The Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honour, which is conferred by India’s National Academy of Letters, Sahitya Akademi annually to writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the 24 listed languages(22 languages as ..