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Participants of the two-day state- level Gojri literary and cultural meet, which ended here today, urged the tribal Gujjars and Bakerwal community to work jointly to preserve their heritage and language. Over 150 writers, poets, intellectuals, critics and artists from across the state participated in the meet.
They called upon the government agencies for speedy development of Gojri, the third largest spoken language in Jammu and Kashmir. "The tribal Gujjars and Bakerwal community need to work jointly to preserve their oldest heritage and the treasure of Gojri language by documenting its folk and modern literature," the experts said. The two-day meet was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages. Chief Editor Gojri at the academy Javaid Rahi said the suggestions received from Gojri writers regarding promotion of the language would be implemented in letter and spirit. He assured that the academy would provide all help to Gojri writers for publication of their books in shape of subsidy and other assistance.
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