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Mithila Mahotsav: Leaders determined to make Maithili the language of livelihood

Mithila Mahotsav

The Mithila Mahotsav 6 and Maithili Literature Festival 3 were organised in Delhi on Saturday where leaders from various backgrounds — irrespective of their political interests — expressed their commitment to make Maithili a language of livelihood.

The program was organised at the Press Club of India that was graced by Chief guest and Bihar Legislative Council member Sanjay Mayukh, Delhi MLA Sanjeev Jha as well as Congress Secretary Pranav Jha.

“Maithili is included in the ancient languages ​​of India as well as it is also a part of the the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. I will do my best in making it the language of livelihood,” said Mayukh adding that he will put this matter in the Bihar Legislative Council.

MLA Sanjeev Jha said that Maithili should be taught as a subject from primary schools of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to higher secondary schools of the Delhi government. For this, he will make all efforts on his behalf.




If an immediate need to appoint Maithili teachers is felt then they would be sent the schools by the Maithili Bhojpuri Academy. But public participation is also necessary for this work, he said.

“People will also have to raise their voice for the study of Maithili language. So that pressure can be made on the government and the administration for this,” said the MLA.

Congress Secretary Pranab Jha said that he is ready to give all support and cooperation for the development of Mithila-Maithili and Mithilanchal. He said that there has always been cooperation of the soldiers of the pen in change and struggle. Their awareness is most important for the revolution of Navchetan in the country.



Congress leader Sanjeev Singh and former Vice President of Maithili Bhojpuri Academy Neeraj Pathak were also present on the occasion.

Senior journalists Madan Jha, Pratibha Jyoti, Vinita Thakur, Alok Kumar, Hemendra Mishra, Narendra Nath, Uday Mishra, Geetashree, BN Jha, Vinod Mishra and Umashankar Singh also put their views on the matter.

Umashankar Singh said that Maithili is not a language but an idea while Geetashree stressed on adopting it totally without dividing Maithili into caste, language and class.

On the other hand, Narendra Nath recalled the efforts being made by youth to bring change. “In this era of social media, it is more accessible to keep your point. In such a situation, we also need to adopt technology for our actions, movement and change.”



Similarly, Pratibha Jyoti Vineeta Thakur and Madan Jha raise other issues. They said that Mithila and entire North Bihar are being developed with the opening of Darbhanga Airport. But there is a need to reduce ticket prices and increase other facilities.

Senior journalist Alok Kumar said that there is a need to make it a regular airport by taking it out of the flight scheme. So that other airlines could start service on this route and fares could be reduced.

Mayukh, Pranav Jha, Sanjeev Singh, Bureau Chief of The Asian Age Sanjay Basak and Vinay Kumar started the event by lighting the lamp. Thereafter, Melorang Natya Mandali presented a colourful program.

Mohan Jha enthralled people with his flute playing and children also presented cultural programs.



The program was organised by Maithil Patrakar Group in collaboration with Press Association, Press Club of India and Okhla Press Club. Senior journalist and Managing Editor of NDTV Manoranjan Bharti, National Editor of PTI Varun Jha, Chairman of Okhla Press Club and senior journalist Munne Bharti, former Bureau Chief of The Hindu newspaper and General Secretary of Press Club Vinay Kumar were present during the program. Many journalists including Neeraj Thakur, Shishir Soni were also honoured for their remarkable work.

Press Club has been a partner in organizing Mithila Mahotsav for the last six years. This club is a representative body of all religions and languages.

Stressing on the social harmony, Basak said that it is necessary for the society to stay connected with its language, background and culture. The reason for this is that when we forget our background, the language gets corrupted. Due to which the culture is also affected over time.



On this occasion, Santosh Thakur, President of Maithil Journalist Group, while giving information about the works of Maithil Journalist Group, also shared information about the context related to its establishment.

He said that the Maithil Journalist Group also wants to work with all like-minded organisations to organise World Maithili Conference next year. He said that the people of Mithilanchal are indebted to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The reason for this is that he had included Maithili language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

This program was coordinated by Roshan Jha, Brijendra Nath, Subhash Chandra, Madan Jha, Vipin Badal, Ajit Jha.

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