Jammu: The need to preserve the ancient Gojri
language by documenting its folk, modern and Sufi literature
was stressed at a state-level seminar on `Gojri Sufi Poetry`
in Jammu on Thursday.
The participants appealed to the authorities to ensure
constitutional protection to tribal language Gojri, spoken by
scheduled tribe Gujjar-Bakerwals.
"We stress upon the government to preserve the oldest word
treasure of Gojri language by documenting its folk, modern and
Sufi literature. There should be speedy development of this
third largest spoken language of Jammu and Kashmir," Chief
Editor of State Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Javaid
Minister of state for Haj and Wakf Aijaz Ahmad Khan said
the main objective of the seminar was to propagate the message
and philosophy of Sufi poets who enriched Gojri language with
their valuable poetry.