Jamshedpur : Maithili-speaking residents of the city got a treat of cultural events as artists were at their best during the Vidyapati Smritiparv celebrations that began at Aam Bagan in Sakchi.
At the inaugural function of the two-day annual event, organized by Mithila Cultural Council Jamshedpur to pay tributes to Vidyapati. Inaugurating the function, the guests congratulated the organizers for successfully organizing the event for so long. Vidyapati, also known as Maithil Kavi Kokil, was a Maithili poet and Sanskrit writer, and was born in Madhubani district.
The members of council have also submitted a memorandum to the state government, demanding that Maithili language be made an alternative language in primary and secondary government schools, apart from issuing advertisements and promotional campaigns in the language. An exhibition of Maithili literature and paintings was also put up at the ground.
A series of cultural programmes have been lined up for the occasion. A painting exhibition on Madhubani art was organised.
On the occasion, President Laxman Jha, Shishir Kumar Jha, VP Jha, Dr. Punyanath Jha, Lalan Choudhary, Dr. Vijay Kumar Mishra, Chandra Pathak, Kailash Jha, Rohit Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Jha, Ranjit Kumar Jha, Vinod Kumar Jha, Ashok Kumar Mishra, Rajiv Kumar Mishra, Manoj Kumar Jha, Rajendra Kumar Karna, Rakesh Ranjan Jha, Arun Kumar Mishra, Nvkant Jha, Suresh Kumar Thakur, Manmohan Mishra, were present.