A delegation led by Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs (DoKAA) chairman Jambey Wangdi appealed to the Union Minister for Home, Rajnath Singh for inclusion of Bhoti language into the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution.
The delegation which included President of Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association and Chairman, Committee for development of Bhoti language and Ladakh Buddhist Association, Lama Chospel Zotspa, LB Bhutia , retired IAS from Uttarakhand and Jamyang Dorjey from Sikkim, had met Union Minister at his official residence in New Delhi on Saturday and appraised Singh about the cultural significance of Bhoti language and sought its early recognition and inclusion into the eighth schedule of the Constitution.
‘Developed in the 7th century, Bhoti is an ancient heritage language and is rich in literature and history in fields of medicine, astrology, music, drama, arts, mantrayan, yoga, philosophy, logic and many other disciplines’, informed the DoKAA chairman.
‘The significance and value of the people from Ladakh to Tawang and their contributions towards the national security and development are well known and we are highly optimistic that the government will honor the sentiments of our people by enrolling Bhoti language in the eighth schedule, which in turn will strengthen the socio-cultural strength of Himalayan Buddhist people’, he added.