Language Commission submits report to PM

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KATHMANDU — The Language Commission today submitted its report to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at latter’s official residence in Baluwatar. The Commission’s chair Dr Lavdev Awasthi met with PM Deuba and handed the report that includes one year’s review of work of the Commission.

The report recommends implementing language-related provision enshrined in the new constitution, clarifying the language used as government official language, preserving and developing language, and expanding the script of language, dictionary, grammar, and the use of mother tongue.

“Of the total 123 languages existential at present, many are on the verge of disappearance. So the government must take initiatives towards preserving these languages,” the report mentioned.

In response, PM Deuba pledged to give the Commission a complete shape soon. RSS