3-Day International Conference Of Linguistic Society Of India Begins At CIIL

Dec 6, 2018

Mysuru emerges as knowledge and research hub: VC

Mysuru: Mysuru, the cultural capital of Karnataka, has emerged as the knowledge and research hub of the country besides attracting delegates from India and abroad because of the presence of premier educational and research institutions, opined Prof. G. Hemantha Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore (UoM).

He was speaking after inaugurating the three-day 40th International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI-40) organised by Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Department of Higher Education, Government of India, at CIIL this morning. The conference will conclude on Dec 7. He said that the Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Central Food and Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Central Sericultural Research & Training Institute (CSR&TI) including CIIL, Regional Institute of Education (RIE), University of Mysore and other State and Central-run private and public institutions have been contributing in its own way for the benefit of mankind.

Stating that the advancement in technology and communication had made the documentation, digitisation and recording easy for protection of any languages of the world nowadays, Prof. Hemantha Kumar appreciated the works of CIIL in conservation of Indian languages.

Protecting the language is equal to conserving the culture, tradition and custom of the land, he added.

Prof. Panchanan Mohanty, President of Linguistic Society of India (LSI), in his address, called upon the linguists, experts and delegates to come out with solutions to protect the Indian and indigenous languages facing extinction.

Source: Star of Mysore