Maithili second language of Jharkhnad
Two meetings of the Antrrashtriya Maithili Parishad(AMP), Ranchi were addressed by me on Sundaqy 7th September 2008.
The meeting of LN MIshra Colony was presided by Sri Shatrughna Kumar Jha and Shri Sushil Kumar Rai presided meeting at Ram Temple, Shahdeonaghar.
Shri Shatrughna Kumar Jha was elected president for the session 2008-9,for Antrrashtriya Maithili Parishad(AMP), Ranchi West . Shri Sushil Kumar Rai and Shri Krishna Kumar Thakur were elected vice president and Secretary.
The meeting at LN Mishra colony was addressed by Shri Shiv Kumar Jha, Sri Bishwambhar Thakur, Shri Indra Narayan Jha, Shri Chhatradhari, Shri Yamuna Prasad Singh, Shri Rambinod Chaudhary etc.
The meeting at Rammandir, Shahdevnagar had speakers Shri Meghanath Jha, Shri Ganganath Jha, Shri Sushil Kumar Chaudhary, Shri Premchand Thakur, Shri Yugeshwar Thakur, Shri Surendra Jha, etc.
I insisted to go to Ganganath Jha’s house where we had some fruitful discussion on Maithili community’s status and political potential which maybe bargained with BSP like UP, if we can develop proper leadership.
I had said in the meetings that Maithili speakers constitute the biggest linguistic group of Jharkhand as the majority of the people of Santhal Pargana speak Southern Maithhili or Angika. But despite that still Maithili has not been given the status of second language of the State.