Ranchi: Jharkhand Finance Minister Dr. Rameshwar Oraon attended the Karam Parv organised at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University in Ranchi as the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, he said that Akharas will be constructed in every village of the state.
Accepting the challenge of the mother tongue of the tribals and natives, he said that educated families, especially in urban areas, should speak in their mother tongue in their homes. According to him, mother tongue is the heritage of our culture. To save this, an Akhara will be constructed in every village. There will be a provision for this in the next Cabinet budget.
The program was started by planting Karam Dali under the leadership of Pahan in the Akhara. The traditional puja of Karam Dali was done by Pahan Dr. Juran Singh Manki and Prof. Mahesh Bhagat. The guests were welcomed by the students of the department with musical accompaniment. After this, the visiting guests were welcomed by presenting them with traditional clothes and books.
The welcome address was given by Dr. Vinod Kumar, Coordinator of Tribal and Regional Languages of the University and Head of the Department of Khortha Department. After the worship of Karam Dali, Sharan Oraon narrated the folk story of Karma-Dharma. Famous folk singer Padmashree Madhu Mansuri, present in the program, inspired to revive the extinct Akhara in Jharkhand through Sur-Music. Senior litterateur Mahadev Toppo asked people to give literary form to the natural heritage which is an integral part of the culture.