GUWAHATI: Bharatiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh (BGYP) – the national federation of Gorkha youths and students of India on Monday met the Vice-Chancellor of Bodoland University Professor L Ladu Singh to demand the establishment of a Nepali department in the Bodoland University campus.
In the meeting, Nanda Kirati Dewan, President of Bharatiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh, said that Assam is considered as the largest state or federal unit in the Indian union to host the indigenous Gorkha community and the Bodoland University (BU) is at the “centre of this phenomenon.”
“Bodoland University is at the doorsteps or at the closest reach for students of other states of India’s Northeastern region, Northern part of West Bengal of India as well as near abroad Bhutan and Nepal those who nurture the aspiration of having academic authority in Nepali literature,” he said.
Dewan further added that “In this connection, opening a full-fledged Department of Nepali literature inside its campus, Bodoland University can truly fulfill the aspirations and dreams of students of the BTR, entire Assam, India’s Northeastern states as well as attracting the students of neighboring countries.”
Singh, on his part, elaborately discussed the prospects and possibilities of the matter with great interest and communicated in the Nepali language also. He demonstrated his will and assured of recommending the same to accord necessary approval from the Government of Assam.
It needs mention here that there are 34 colleges affiliated to Bodoland University that have taken initiatives to offer Major, Regular, and MIL courses in Nepali.
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