The resolutions adopted at the 16th Annual Conference of the Association held at Gossner Theological College, Ranchi, Jharkhand on 13th & 14th March 2004


  1. The santali language should be given second Rajbhasa status in Jharkhand;

  2. The santali language be included in the central sahitya academy immediately;

  3. Education be imparted in santali language (olchiki script) to the santali speaking students from primary to University levels in the states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Assam and Bihar. Separate santali departments should be set up in the universities like Ranchi University, North Orissa University: Baripada, Utkal University: Bhubaneswar, Fakirmohan University: Balasore, Sambalpur University, Vidyasagar Universtiy: Midnapore, Kolkata University, Burdwan University, Viswa Bharati University: Santiniketan and Guahati University.

  4. The santali sahitya Academy should be set up by the governments of Jharkhand and Orissa;

  5. The literary award should be given to the santali writers by the governments of Jharkhad and Orissa;

  6. The currency notes of India be printed in santali language (script being olchiki);

  7. Governments advertisements should be given to the santali newspaper and journals regularly and newsprints be supplied in concessional rates;

  8. More time of half an hour be allotted daily to santali programme in Akashvani, Kokata. Daily one hour time be allotted to the santali programme in Akashvanis of Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Chaibasa, Cuttack, Baripada, Keonjhar, Sambalpur, Siliguri and Dibrugarh;

  9. There should be daily half an hour programme in santali with news in T.V. centres of Ranchi, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar;

  10. Governments of Jharkhand and Orissa should set up committee for centenary celebration of Pandit Raghunath Murmu. The centenary celebration will be held from Baishakh purnima 2004 to Baishakh purnima 2005;

  11. The postal stamp on Pandit Raghunath Murmu be released by the central government (communication ministry) to commemorate his centenary celebration;

  12. The portrait of Pandit Raghunath Murmu should get place in the central hall of the Parliament;

  13. The statue of Pandit Raghunath Murmu should be set up in the important places of Bhubaneswar, Baripada, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dumka, Kolkata and Betkundri by the respective state governments;

  14. North Orissa University, Baripada be named after Pandit Raghunath Murmu;

  15. HOR SAMBAD, weekly santali literary and newspaper published by Jharkhand government and PACHIM BANGLA, fortnightly news and literary journal published by governement of West Bengal should be published regularly and preferably in olchiki script.



bHaroT jakaT sanTazi anoliya. gavTa


Regn. No. - S/IL/4519 of 2001-02


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Dear Sir,

I am glad to inform you that the 16th Annual Conference of the Association is going to be held at Grossner Theological College, Ranchi, Jharkhand on 13th and 14th March 2004, as per the programme given below:

I invite you as a delegate to the Conference. Your lodging and fooding will be arranged. Your presence and participation is solicited to make it a grand success.

I appreciate your involvement for recognition of our Language.

With Johar,

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

(Jadumani Besra)

General Secretary


Date 13/03/2004 (Inaugural Session) 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Reception of the chief guest and guests

Inauguaration of the conference

Welcome song and welcome address

Release of Souvenir and new books

Presentation of awards

  1. Sadhu Ramchand Murmu award to Shri Ramdhan Murmu
  2. Pandit Raghunath Murmu award to Shri Bhogla Soren
  3. Majhi Ramdas Tudu award to Shri Rameshwar Murmu and
  4. Poet of the year 2002 to Shri Upen Kisku

Speeches of the dignitaries


Chief Guest: Shri Arjun Munda, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Jharkhand

Chief Speaker: Shri Babulal Marandi, Hon'ble Ex-CM, Jharkhand

Guests of Honour: 1. Smt. Joba Majhi, Hon'ble Tourism Minister, Govt. of Jharkhand, 2. Dr. Kushwaha, V. C. of Ranchi University, 3. Dr. Veer Bharat Talwar, J.N.U. New Delhi

President: Shri Uday Nath Majhi

1 P.M. to 2 P.M. "Lunch Break"

2nd Session (2pm to 5 pm)

Topic: Duties, responsibilities and demands of writers and organisations after recognition to santali language

President: Prof. Digambar Hansdah, President Santali Sahitya Academy,

Guest: Shri Ram Tahal Choudhury, Hon'ble M.P., Ranchi

Speakers: Shri Dukhiram Hansdah, General Secretary, ASECA, West Bengal, Shri Balaram Tudu, President, ASECA, Jharkhand, Shri Karu Murmu, President, Adim Owar Jarpa, Bhubaneswar, Dr. Basudeo Besra


3rd Session (5.30 pm to 8 pm)

Poet Convention

President: Shri Marshal Hembram

Guests: Dr. Prabhu Narayan Bidyarthi, President, Akhil Bharatiya Bhasa Sahitya Sammelan, Jharkhand, 2. Shri Rasik Soren, 3. Shri Sonelal Hembram, 4. Dr. Sohagini Tudu

8.30 pm onwards Dinner and cultural programme


Date 14/03/2004 1st session 9am to 1 pm

Topic: Implementation of Santali language in Education and modern printing technology in ol chiki

President: Dr. Krishna Chandra Tudu, Ranchi University

Chief Guest: Shri Shibu Soren, Hon'ble M.P.

Guest: Prof. Stephen Marandi, Hon'ble Leader of Opposition, Jharkhand

Speakers: Shri Bhola Nath Tudu, Principal Ranchi College, Dr. Prakash Oraon, Director, Tribal Research Institute, Ranchi, Shri Shiv Charan Marandi, DSE, Ranchi, Er. Naresh Murmu, Bangalore

2nd Session 2 pm to 5 pm

Topic: Reflection of Socio-Economic & Political movement in Santali literature

President: Dr. P. C. Hembram, Ex-Chairman, JSPC

Speakers: Dr. Ram Dayal Munda, Ex. VC, Ranchi University, Shri Mandal Hembram, General Secretary, The Santali Academy, Shri Shyam Sundar Hansdah, DIG, Cuttack

3rd Session 5.30 pm to 8 pm

Annual General Meeting (a) Annual Report, (b) A/Cs of the year 2002-2003, (c) Further Activities, (d) Adoption of resolutions (e) Declaration of 17th Conference (f) Vote of thanks

President: Shri Rupchand Hansda

Guests: Smt. Shila Kisku Rapaj, City Commissioner, Ranchi, Shri Rupchand Hembram, Shri Jamadar Kisku, General Secretary, Hooghly Zilla Sahitya Parishad

8 pm onwards cultural programme & Dinner

N.B. : Consent of the guests to be obtained

Delegate fee is Rs 150 only

Publishers / Book sellers are requested to have their stalls at the conference . For details please contact

Members are requested to renew their membership

Participants are requested to bring their speeches in written form


Contact point at Ranchi:

Ramesh Hansdah, Phone: 0651-2550227 (Residence), 94311-86673 (Mobile)

Basudeb Marandi 0651-2244733, 94311-06936