Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Govt scripting yet another row over Tiatr Academy?

Govt scripting yet another row over Tiatr Academy?

MARGAO, SEPT 26, 2007

Will the affairs of the proposed Tiatr Academy be carried out in Roman script, Devnagiri or English?

This question has occupied the minds of a section of tiatrists, as the task
of putting a Constitution in place for the Tiatr Academy has got underway with the government circulating a draft Constitution for suggestions and objections.

Tiatrists in the know say the draft-Constitution is silent for reasons best known to the government on the question of script, when it is a common knowledge that Tiatr is written in Roman script.

Take for instance, the aims, objectives and activities of the Tiatr Academy.
The draft constitution says the Academy aims at fostering and developing Tiatr
and its dances, music, songs and literature and also promoting through them the
cultural unity of the State and the country.

Tiatrists have sought to know whether the aim to foster and develop Tiatr
and its literature would be in Roman script or any other script. “Why is
the government silent on mentioning the words “in Roman script” after the word
literature?” asked a prominent tiatrist.
He said mentioning of the word “in the Roman script” is essential, considering the commitment of Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and his government to promote Roman script.

Another Tiatrist pointed out to the provision relating to the Academy's Member Secretary. Pointing out to the duties of the Member Secretary, wherein he is expected to look after the office correspondence, a tiatrist maintained that all this correspondence will necessarily be in Roman script.

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