In the presence of about 20 honorary people, the first meetup of LibreOffice was successfully launched. LibreOffice is a free open source software office site which is quite popular among the people.
The most important aspect of this meetup organised by LibreOffice was that soon a computer will be launched which will run on the command of Garhwali dialect. This programme was hosted by Socialcorps, a renowned startup company and was held at its office located in Saket, Delhi. Miss Kusum Rawat, a native of Garhwal was the star of this iconic event. She did a remarkable job of compiling a file which had some basic information about the language.
Some of the ancient languages of India are disappearing because as there are only a few speakers of it. In a survey, it was found that about 197 languages in India are on the verge of becoming extinct. From which Garhwali dialect is lying on its death bed ready to elapse in the earth. According to the UNESCO World Atlas, there are only 2, 75,000 speakers of Garhwali dialect.
The famous linguistic and professor of Bhartiya Jansanchar Sansthan, Hemant Joshi said that computerization of these dialects will provide a much-needed boost to these dialects. He further said that such dialects should be preserved and Kumaoni dialect should also be localised.
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