|Early Times Report |
JAMMU, Feb 5: Terming Dogri as pride of the State as well as the nation, Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu called for more initiatives for propogating and popularising the Dogri Language, while releasing the Dogri version of the Constitution of India. The Vice Chancellor appreciated the sincere and dedicated efforts of the Project team comprising of Prof. (Dr.) Archana Kesar, Department of Dogri, Prakash Premi, Yash Pal Nirmal and Nirmal Vikram, Dogri writers and translators under the guidance of Legal Expert, Prof. (Dr.) Arvind Jasrotia from the Department of Law, University of Jammu. It is pertinent to mention that this is the first Dogri edition of the Constitution of India. The text of the Constitution of India, given in this edition, incorporates all amendments up to Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019. The present edition of the Constitution of India is being published by the Legislative Department (Official Languages Wing), Ministry of Law and Justice, New Delhi, as part of the implementation of the decision of the Central Government to make available the Constitution of India and other Central Laws to the general public in their own language. With inclusion of Dogri language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India, a need was felt to translate the Constitution of India in the Dogri language for the benefit of people of J&K and the project team was constituted to accomplish the said objective. Among others, Dr Meenakshi Kilam, Registrar, University of Jammu and Dr Dharmindra Magotra were also present on the occasion.