KISS-DU has been relentlessly working to protect, promote and preserve indigenous languages since its inception. In an innovative initiative, the University has instituted the School of Comparative Tribal Languages and Literatures (SCTLL), Centre for Indigenous Languages and Narratives and Tribal Language Club. A two-day practical training programme was organized on imparting mother tongue-based teaching to the school children by the Post Graduate students of SCTLL. Such frequent interactions contribute to the determination of the University to work towards indigenous languages. The Tribal Language Club played a seminal role in coordinating the sessions.
Day -1 19/04/2023
On the first day of the programme, the PG students conducted activities based on songs in tribal languages. The session revolved around identifying keywords in their mother tongue using storytelling. The participants were divided into eight language groups – Santal, Munda, Ho, Desia, Kui/Kuve, Saora, Sadri and Odia. The sessions included teaching popular songs in vernacular languages ‘budha budhi ra macha khia’, ‘baigan gacha’ ‘budha anguti kahin’ and ‘kukuda chinyan’.
Day- 2 20/04/2023
On the second day, the eight groups of students interacted with over eighty students of standard II. They conducted various activities, including play methods of teaching, singing, dancing and ice breakers in their mother tongue.