Law Minister Kiren Rijiju released the first edition of the Dogri version of the Constitution of India
Union Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Kiren Rijiju released the first edition of the Dogri version of the Indian Constitution at the University of Jammu on 8 April.
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- The constitution was originally written in English and Hindi, but has been translated into many other languages in the past. Translation of the Constitution in Dogri was a long-standing demand of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
- The Dogri version of the constitution will enable people speaking this language to understand the fundamental rights and duties of citizens, the functioning of the government and the role of various institutions in the country.
- Releasing the Dogri version of the Constitution is an important step to promote awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the people of Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country where Dogri is spoken.
About Dogri language
- It is a language spoken primarily in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as parts of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Delhi.
- It is one of the 22 official languages recognized by the Indian Constitution and also an official language of the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
- In 2003, Dogri was recognized as the national language of India in the Indian Constitution.
- Dogri derives from Sanskrit, the ancient language of the Vedas (1500–1200 BCE), and is thus part of the larger Indo-European language family.
- The language has a rich literary tradition with prominent writers and poets including Padma Sachdev, Lalit Magotra and Ved Rahi.
- There are several dialects of Dogri, including Bhadravathi, Chamiyali, Pogli, and Kishtwari, each with its own unique characteristics.
About Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir was a state of India until August 2019, which was bifurcated as two union territories namely Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on 31 August 2019.
Capital- Srinagar (May-October), Jammu (November-April)
Lieutenant Governor - Manoj Sinha
Legislative Council - 36 seats
Legislative Assembly - 89 seats
Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court, Justice - Koteshwar Singh
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