Tuesday, October 3
National Seminar on Bhoti language commence at CIBS Leh

National Seminar on Bhoti language commence at CIBS Leh


CEC, MP, ECs attend inaugural session
Leh: The Department of Bhoti, Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (CIBS), Leh in association with the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) organised a National Seminar on Bhoti language the ‘Historical Development of Bhoti Literature and its Methodology’ at the Nagarjuna Auditorium Thursday.

The inaugural session of the seminar was presided by Chairman/CEC, Tashi Gyalson as the chief guest, and MP Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal as the guest of honor. Other eminent dignitaries included Dy Chairman, Tsering Angchuk, Executive Councillor for RDD, Tashi Namgyal Yakzee, Vice Chancellor CIBS, Prof. Rajesh Ranjan, President Anjuman Imamia, Ashraf Ali Barcha, Vice President LBA Tsering Dorjey, Vice President LGA Ven Dorjey, Founder MIMC, Ven Sanghasena, and Director Monalm IT, Geshe Monlam. Various prominent scholars from different states of India, philosophers, research scholars, school teachers, and students attended the inaugural session of the three-day-long seminar.

In his address, CEC Tashi Gyalson appreciated the efforts of the organisers in continuously organising the National-level seminar emphasising the importance of Bhoti language in the current time. He also briefed the audience that LAHDC Leh has been celebrating 1st April as Bhoti Language Day supporting the historic private member bill introduced in the parliament by MP Ladakh and expressed optimism about Bhoti’s eventual recognition by the central government and its inclusion in the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution.

CEC Gyalson added that Bhoti shouldn’t be considered as a language of a particular race or a religion, but it has numerous history attached to it and the characteristics benefit all irrespective of race, religion, or community. He outlined the initiatives undertaken by the Hill Council and the Administration to strengthen Bhoti language and urged all stakeholders to unite in their efforts to preserve this cultural treasure.

MP JTN in his address, highlighted the role of modern technologies in enhancing the learning experience for Bhoti language learners in modern times. He also emphasised the need for more participation from the mass for a deeper understanding of the language’s significance and stressed continued discussions and deliberations at all levels of society to further strengthen and preserve the culturally rich language.

MP JTN also spoke about various steps taken by the government to address several important issues with regard to CIBS, and Bhoti language in general. He informed that issues regarding school curriculum along with academic affiliations have been smoothly addressed and highlighted the successful incorporation of Bhoti into the CBSE curriculum.

He also informed about the ongoing talks with the Union Ministry of Education regarding the allocation of Bhoti Language Teachers posts under the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan in Ladakh.

Similarly, Vice Chancellor of CIBS and the Vice Presidents of LBA and ALGA also addressed the gathering.

Director Monlam IT gave an insightful overview of various modern technology-based AI tools for enhancing learning resources. He also shared his efforts in preparing online dictionaries and transcriptions of diverse Bhoti content.

A poetry book titled ‘Nyan-Tsom Phungpey Roltso’ authored by Dr. Tsewang Yangjor and the official anthem (Kul-Geet) of CIBS was also launched during the occasion.

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