36th Festival of All India Santali Writers’ Association

  • The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu graced the inaugural session of the 36th Annual Conference and Literary Festival of All India Santali Writers’ Association.
  • At Baripada, Odisha.
  • The Association has been promoting the Santhali language since 1988.
  • Its use has been increased in government and non-government sectors, after its inclusion in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution on 22 December 2003.
  • Included during former Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure.
  • Santhali literature is available in oral tradition.
  • Pandit Raghunath Murmu invented the Ol Chiki script, and composed plays like ‘Bidu Chandan’, ‘Kherwal Bir’, ‘Darege Dhan’, and ‘Sido- Kanhu – Santhal Hool’.
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