THE HIMALAYAN BEACON
VISUAL JOURNALIST: PRAVIN THAMI
DARJEELING, 30 NOVEMBER 2017: West Bengal Bhutia Development Board is set to initiate a new programme through which Bhutia language will be taught through songs. Speaking to ‘The Himalayan Beacon’ Lhendup Bhutia, Cultural Incharge of the Board said that the Board had tied up with Varnamala, a pioneer in spreading literacy through new means such as animation, videos and documentaries in order to not just protect and preserve the Bhutia Language but to also spread the language and make it a ‘popular day to day in use’ language. He said that it was sad that many Bhutia people could not speak or read in the Bhutia language and that the world knew them as the ‘vanishing tribe’. He said that the Board would do its utmost to preserve the cultural heritage of the Bhutia people and as such they would work hard to preserve their language. Soon, the Bhutia people and especially would learn Bhutia language through songs.
Pravin Thami is the Chief Cameraman and the Coordinator Darjeeling Region for ‘The Himalayan Beacon’.