In this conversation, Anwar Ali Tsarpa interviews Mohammad Shafi Sagar, a writer who frequently writes on culture and language. Sagar talks about his childhood and academic experience, which fueled his interest in writing and poetry. He also discusses the importance of preserving all aspects of culture, including traditional clothing, food habits, language, lifestyle, and sports, to protect the identity of the community. Sagar believes that preserving the language is particularly crucial, as...
Bhoti Language Day observed at LAHDC Leh’s Council Secretariat
Leh, Apr 01: The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh’s Council Secretariat observed Bhoti Language Day with great fervor. The event was held under the chairmanship of the Executive Councillor for RDD, Tashi Namgyal Yakzee in the presence of the Executive Councillor for Art & Culture, Stanzin Chosphel, and the Executive Councillor for Minority, Ghulam Mehdi. Councillors, Nominated Councillors, and the office staff led by CCF, LAHDC Leh attended the event.
During the event, the ...
Ladakh’s Language Dilemma
Like India as a whole, Ladakh is also a multilingual society. Languages spoken in Ladakh are Balti, Brokskat, Ladakhi, Purgi, Shina, and Zanskari. According to UNESCO’s list of endangered languages, Balti, Purgi, and Ladakhi are ‘vulnerable’ languages and Brokskat and Zanskari are ‘definitely endangered’ languages.
An endangered language is a language that is at risk of falling out of use, generally because it has few surviving speakers. If it loses all of its native speakers, it becomes ...
High Court dismiss plea to make Hindi the official language of J&K and Ladakh
The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh last week dismissed a petition seeking to make Hindi the official language in the two Union Territories, Bar and Bench reported on Friday.
On October 28, a bench comprising Chief Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul observed that it fell within powers of the executive to designate official languages, Live Law reported.
The petitioner, Jagdev Singh, had sought recognition of Hindi as the official language in the Unio...
‘Bhoti’ is neither a script nor a language of Ladakh – Bazm-e-Adab
VoL Desk, May 04: Bazm-e-Adab, a well-known literary organisation of Kargil expressed deep concern over the use of the term “Bhoti” for the Ladakhi local language and script with the demand to include it in the Eight Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
The organisation last week in a letter to the Lieutenant Governor, Ladakh Radha Krishna Mathur raised objection regarding using the term “Bhoti” for the languages spoken across Ladakh.
Giving reference to the recently moved private bill...
“Bhoti Language Day” celebrates across Leh
VoL Desk, April 04, 2022: After LAHDC Leh decided to celebrate “Bhoti Language Day”, the day was observed across Leh. The Eliezer Joldan Memorial (EJM) College, Government Degree College (GDC), Nubra, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Leh, and Schools in Khaltse sub-division celebrated the day on April 4 this year, informed press release by DIPR Leh.
The Department of Philosophy, Eliezer Joldan Memorial (EJM) College celebrated the day presided by the newly appointed P...
LAHDC Leh to celebrate April 01 as “Bhoti Day”
Leh, Apr 02: Under the chairmanship of the Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Leh, a special Executive Council meeting was held today to discuss the celebration of “Bhoti language day” in Leh where it was decided to celebrate April 01 every year as “Bhoti language day”.
The meeting was attended by all the Executive Councillors and DC/CEO LAHDC Leh. CEC Gyalson felicitated and expressed his gratitude to the Member Parliament Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal for moving a Private Member Bill in the Lok S...
LAACL Kargil organizes poetic symposium on International Mother Language Day
KARGIL, FEBRUARY 21, 2022: Ladakh Academy of Art Culture and Languages (LAACL) Kargil today organized a poetic symposium to mark the observance of International Mother Language Day at conference hall Baroo.
Member Parliament (MP), Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal was the chief guest while Padma Shri awardee Akhone Agar Ali Basharat was the guest of honor.
While speaking on the occasion, MP congratulated the Padma Shri awardee for getting the prestigious award in the field of education and liter...
LAHDC Leh translates LAHDC Act 1997 in local language
VoL Desk, February 21, 2022: On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, the LAHDC Leh has translated the LAHDC Act 1997 in “Bhoti” language, informed the LAHDC Leh on tweeter.
“We at LAHDC Leh would like to extend our best wishes to everyone across the globe. The Hill Council Leh is committed for preserving and promoting our mother language”, maintained a press release issued by the Council.
The Council also unanimously passed a resolution by its Executive members for the inclusion ...
LBA delegation, CEC Leh discuss promotion of “Bhoti language”
Leh, Feb 19: A delegation led by Vice Presidents of Ladakh Buddhist Association Leh, Chhering Dorjay Lakrook, and Dr. Tsewang Yangjor called on the Chairman/CEC, LAHDC Leh, Adv. Tashi Gyalson today.
The delegation comprised of Retired Prof. Jamyang Gyalson, Editor, Cultural Academy Leh, Dr. Thupstan Norboo, Ven. Tsering Chosphel and other concerned members of LBA.
The delegation raised concern over the creation of more Bhoti language teacher posts along with filling up vacancies in var...