Noamundi, Sep 14: Tata Steel in its endeavor to preserve and promote Ho language, today organized a programme titled �Dostur – Ek Parampara� at Noamundi.
The programme began with a welcome song by the students of Camp School at Noamundi followed by ceremonial lighting of the lamp by the chief guest Padma Shri Dr Tulasi Munda, a social activist from Odisha.
The programme was attended by the local Mankis and Mundas as well as academicians and language experts. Over 250 people including Tata Steel employees participated in the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Tulasi Munda said: �It is important for the members of all tribal groups to know and understand their culture. They must live with it and take initiatives to preserve it and pass on to their next generation. I appreciate Tata Steel`s efforts in conducting this programme and contributing towards preserving Ho language, culture and heritage.�
Following this, dance on Ho language song and a song on Ho language were presented by the Camp School students.
The event witnessed participation from other eminent guests including Dr Parmanand Patel, Officer on Special Duty, Government of Odisha, Tiril Tiriya, General Secretary, Adivasi Ho Samaj, Krishna Bodra, President, Adivasi Ho Samaj, Surendra Chattomba, Manki, S D Chottamba, Manager, Track Maintenance, Tata Steel, Ajay Tiriya, Sanjay Virmani, Chief, HRM (OMQ), Tata Steel, among others.
Pankaj Satija, GM (OMQ), Tata Steel said, �Tribal languages and literature are the very essence of tribes� identity and culture. Our engagement with our communities is a journey over 100 years and we have endeavoured to preserve, protect and promote tribal language, music, literature and their overall identity.
We should keep our traditions alive and pass it on from one generation to the next to reinforce values. I am happy to see the high level of engagement of those gathered here.�