Gunjala Gondi script teaching has been recorded in a school in Telengana (report provided by CGNet swara www.cgnetswara.org)
Schools successfully teaching Gunjala Gondi script in Adilabad, Telangana…
Todasam Devrao is calling from Gunjala village of Narnur Mandal, Adilabad district in Telangana and saying in Gondi that a review session was conducted for the teachers of 15 Schools where Gondi is taught. Academic monitoring officer, coordinators and Educational officers have attended to review and guide the teachers. Integrated Tribal Development trying to develop language skills to students from childhood and we are glad to say kids are rapidly learning. Devrao@9492128599.
Gondi language: victim of government neglect
Without active government support, a unique language, connected with the aspirations of the largest forest-dwelling tribal group in India, is unlikely to make much headway in resurrecting itself.
Story by Aparna Pallavi first published by Down to Earth 1st October 2014
The annual Kachchargadh festival and pilgrimage is one occasion when Gonds gather in Gondia district in Maharashtra to pay homage to their ancestors at the Kachchargadh cave (photo by Aparna Pallavi)
The 2011 census says that the total population of the Gond tribe in the country is 11,344,629. The total Gondi speaking population, according to it, is 2,713,790. But according to Gond community leaders and observers, the actual numbers could be much higher, given the fact that huge concentrations of Gondi-speaking people are located in the Naxalite-affected areas of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh; in most of these areas, no census is taking place. Continue reading