SHILLONG, Sept 20 - The Khasi Authors� Society (KAS) would hold a public rally on Saturday to demand Constitutional recognition to Khasi language.
KAS general secretary, Ronald P Kharshiing said in a statement that a procession will begin from Madan Iewrynghep (Fire Brigade ground) on September 22 and culminate at Malki ground where leaders of the organisation would address the public.
Kharshiing said that the struggle for constitutional recognition of Khasi language started in 1979 and during the course of time, there had been several delegation, intellectual articulation and public motivation for the cause.
He added that the Khasi language achieved the Associate Official Language status through State legislation in 2005. It has been a subject for higher studies at Calcutta University and Gauhati University since the pre and post-independence period and at North Eastern Hill University up to PhD level.