New Delhi August 22: On the auspicious occasion of 31st Nepali Language Day or ‘Bhasa Manyata Diwas,’ Chief Minister of Sikkim P.S Tamang extended his heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to all the Nepali speaking people around the world.
It was on August 20, 1992 when the constitution of India gave recognition to Nepali language in the eight schedule of the Indian constitution. To honour this and to mark ‘Bhasa Manyata Diwas’ the current Government of Sikkim declared August 20 as gazetted holiday in the state from this year onwards. Nepali language is the lingua franca in Sikkim and Darjeeling hill regions.
“Tradition, progress, civilization and existence of any caste depends directly on the language and literature of that caste. If our language is our priceless heritage, it is our ultimate duty to protect it and enrich it. I want to inspire and encourage our dear brothers and sisters to always be active in various literary genres involved in the uplifting of their language,” said CM in his social media post.