Gadchiroli Jan. 25 (District Correspondent) The Gondi dialect is spoken primarily in Maharashtra and Central India. Gondi dialect is also spoken in Chandrapur, Gadchiroli district and along the borders of Andhra Pradesh. Among the tribal dialects, Gondi dialect is the most widely spoken. Gondi is the only ancient dialect. This dialect therefore needs to be preserved and maintained and the maximum literature based on this language should be created for preserving the tribal culture.
This was stated by Prof. Dr. Dilip Chavan of Swami Ramanand Tirth Marathwada University while speaking at a two-day national seminar on ‘Disappearing Dialects’ organized jointly by the Department of English and Centre for Tribal Research of the Gondwana University under National Education Policy 2020 the other day.
The seminar was inaugurated at the hands of Dr. Anil Hirekhan, Registrar of the University. Director of Examination and Evaluation Board, Dr. Anil Chitade, Coordinator of the seminar Vaibhav Masram were prominently present.
Dr. Anil Hirekhan said in the inaugural speech that language is a medium of communication. Language is linked to employment at the world level. the preservation and promotion and dissemination of the Gondi, Madiya languages is truly important. He called upon the students to conduct the research that would benefit the common people.
Dr. Anil Chitade said tribals are considered to be backward but in real sense tribals are still ahead in terms of culture and cleanliness. The contribution of tribals is also great in India’s freedom struggle. He said that it is important to conduct research on the dialect of this community, so there is a need for such a seminar.
The research professors and students of different languages participated in this conference. Research students presented their research papers in this national seminar. Introductory speech was delivered by Dr. Vaibhav Masram, Dr. Shilpa Athawale conducted the programme and Prof. Dr. Pramod Javare proposed the vote of thanks.
A large number of students and teachers attended the seminar.
Photo Dr. Anil Hirekhan inaugurating the seminar as Dr. Dilip Chavan, Dr. Anil Chitade and others look on.