*Representational image showing Ol chiki script. Image credit: nit.edu
Chief Minister Raghubar Das, through a letter to the Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, requested to announce general information of railway in Ol chiki along with Hindi in all six districts of Santhal Pargana and railway stations falling under East Singhbhum district of Kolhan region.
Display of other general information along with the name of railway station should also be done in Ol chiki with Hindi. This will facilitate grasping of information easily and a sense of pride in their language.
The Chief Minister has written in his letter that in the prime ministerial term of the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Santhali language has been included in the eighth list of the Constitution.
It is to be noted that the Chief Minister had instructed to write name of all government offices, schools, Colleges in Ol chiki along with Hindi of all six districts of Santhal Pargana which includes, Dumka, Deoghar, Pakur, Godda, Jamtara and Sahibganj and also areas of East Singhbhum with Santhali population.