44th ICOLSI Kicks Off At Centurion University In Odisha Capital
Bhubaneswar: A host of luminaries from the world of literature have joined the 44th International Conference of Language Society of India (ICOLSI) at the Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM) in Bhubaneswar.
The three-day event, being hosted by CUTM in collaboration with Language Society of India, kicked off on Thursday.
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal’s glorious presence ignited the inception of the conference with the inaugural ceremony initiated at Bhubaneswar Campus, Jatni.
The other dignitaries present on the occasion included chairman of ICOLSI-cum-Chancellor of CUTM Andhra Pradesh, Prof Debi Prasanna Pattanayak; Vice-Chancellor of CUTM Prof Supriya Pattanayak; President of Language Society of India Prof G Uma Maheswar Rao; Former VC, BPUT and Member, Board of Governers, CUTM Prof Omkarnath Mohanty.
Addressing the delegates and students, Ganeshi Lal said windows and doors are open to accept all languages but one should not be blown away. Heart is the foundation of any language and there is only one language in the whole world and that is the language of love, he said.
Pattanayak focused on the importance of language as it is always going to be with us because it is the expression of our culture. It is the hub of knowledge for everyone. He said language is seen as a flowing river in India it merges, separates but keeps on evolving.
Dr Supriya Pattanayak highlighted the importance of English language and how the classroom challenges can be faced.
Prof Omkarnath Mohanty said like sandalwood, language also spreads its fragrance of expression. He also stressed on the beauty of different languages and how they stand incomparable with each other.
Prof. Uma Maheswar Rao discussed about the inception of LSI in 1928 in Lahore then in Kolkata and Pune. He also put forth the objectives of LSI and how to revive Indian Languages and explained how education and language are interconnected.
The expertise from the field of language and literature illuminated the ambience with their ingenious sparks. It gave a platform to meet advanced researchers and indigenous senior professionals and scholars. Their talks and presentations gave a new idea and dimension on how we see language today.