Dharmendra Chauhan is a well known social worker
The Bhojpuri Jan Jagran Abhiyan, formed with the main objective of getting Bhojpuri language included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution, has been continuing vigorous campaign across the country for the same.
The All-India body has now appointed Dharmendra Chauhan, a social worker and inhabitant of Purana Basti village under Kheroni Police Station, West Karbi Anglang district, as convenor of Assam State to connect Bhojpuri people of Assam with the all India campaign.
It may be mentioned that Dharmendra Chauhan has been associated with various social organizations for the past many years.
Dharmendra Chauhan (File Pic)
For the first time in 2008, he was actively associated with All Assam Bhojpuri Parishad, AABP as the Secretary and later as its President of Karbi Anglong District Committee.
After this, during the presidency of late Parshuram Dubey, he was the Publicity Secretary of the Central Committee of All Assam Bhojpuri Parishad.
After taking over the post of Assistant General Secretary, he has been associated with the works of the Bhojpuri speaking people of the state for last 12 years.
Dharmendra Chauhan, who had been a member of the Hindi-speaking Development Council constituted by the Assam government, and National Executive Member of Rachnatmak Nunia Sangyukt Sang (RSSN) expressed his gratitude to the Bhojpuri Jan Jagran Abhiyan for being nominated as the convenor of the Assam state by the Bhojpuri Jan Jagran Abhiyan.
It is a language spoken by about 250 million people in 16 countries around the world. About 150 million people in India speaks the language.
Its literature and culture is also very rich. But it is an unfortunate thing that it is not included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution so far.
The Bhojpuri Janajagran Abhiyan has been striving continuously for the last several years to include Bhojpuri in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution across the country.
Chauhan said that the Bhojpuri language recognition movement is being run at the national level under the aegis of Bhojpuri Jan Jagaran Abhiyan.
On December 19, a sit-in demonstration will be held at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar and a memorandum for inclusion of Bhojpuri in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution will be submitted to the President of India, Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
He appealed to all Bhojpuri speaking people of Assam and North East to come forward in support of this movement.