May 27, 2024, Monday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Nepal Bhasa and Tamang language officially recognized in Bagmati Province

The Nepal Weekly
May 7, 2024

Nepal Bhasa (Newari) and Tamang languages are being implemented as official languages in Bagmati Province from today (Monday May 06, 2024). The Provincial Official Language Act 2080 made by the Bagmati Provincial Government is brought into implementation from today.

The Bagmati Government published in the gazette that Tamang and Nepalese languages will be official languages.

After 180 days of declaring today as language day, the Bagmati Province government is going to formally start the implementation of that language as a government function.

Now Nepal Bhasa (Newari) an Tamang languages will be written on the signboard of all the ministries of the province along with the Nepali language.

The Bagmati Province Government, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Cooperatives, Nepal Tamang Ghedung, Federal Working Committee and Newa Dey Daboo, Central Committee jointly organized the launch of Provincial Government Official Language Act, 2080 BS and Language Day programme. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was the chief guest of the event.

Speaking on the occasion, PM Dahal has appealed to all the oppressed classes, ethnicities and communities to express their solidarity in implementing identity and the national issues. He made this appeal, calling on the oppressed classes, castes and communities to protect their rights by identifying their true representative.

Referring to the establishment of a constitutional system with federalism, republicanism, secularism, inclusion and proportionality, the PM stressed that the solidarity of all should be expressed to complete the constitution. He added stating that the constitution provides that in addition to the Nepali language, the province can decide on one or more other national languages spoken by the majority of the people in the province as the language for government works.

PM Dahal also recalled that he had decided to celebrate Nepal Sambat as a national calendar during his first term as Prime Minister, he said it was decided to make Nepal Sambat mandatory in the official documents in his third term and clarified that the implementation of that decision is underway. He also expressed the confidence that this day will guide other provinces also towards addressing the linguistic, cultural rights by making the provincial laws as provided for in the constitution. It will also guide towards making the implementation of the Nepal Sambat further effective, he added.

Celebrating the Language Day, a cultural rally was held in the Kathmandu core area.