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Recently came across a good Kutchi Web site with lot of Information about Kutchi Language and Grammer with Translation from Kutchi To English and English to Kutchi. The web site url is http://www.kutchilanguageonline.org.
It should be be helpful to Overseas Kutchis who wish to Learn Kutchi or improve their Kachchhi vocabulary .
Kutchi has been around for ages, passed down the generations by the spoken word. It’s current in one-third of the state, given the size of Kutch, but had to rely on Gujarati for written communication. Till an ingenious Kutchi, Dr Rajul Shah, perfected land’s very first written script.
Shah’s script has received approval from the copyrights office in New Delhi. The next step is underway, which is to get the nod from the Central government which takes about eight months to come.
Her work has also won the favour of influential Kutchi communities such as the Shri Kutchi Dasha Oswal Jan Gnati Mahajan, Mumbai, Shree Mahavir Jain Charitra Kalyan, Ratnashram and Shree Kutchi Jan Sewa Samaj, Ahmedabad.
Dr Shah, an ayurvedic doctor, psychologist and a graphologist, studied Kutch extensively and in great detail to devise a new writing system. Now, she is ready with it. Says Shah, “I was always bothered by the fact that my land never had a script. I wanted it to have one.
Education is the basic requirement for the development of any region. The Govt. of Gujarat has taken a commendable decision to provide a separate University for the region of Kutch to fulfill the demand of the people of Kutch. The Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kutch University Act was published in the Govt. Gazette in March 2003. The eminent leader Shyamji Krishna Verma of Mandvi, Kachchh motivated the independence movement from outside India, whose name is being given to this University and now the University is known as “The Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University”.
Below are some of the colleges in Kutch :
1. Sheth S.V. Arts and Commerce College, Nagalpar Road, Mandvi-Kutch-360462.
2. Shri R.R. Lalan College, College Road, Bhuj-Kutch-370 001
3. Tolani College of Arts and science, Nr. Railway Station, Adipur-Kutch-370 205.
4. Sheth Dosabhai Lalchand Law College, Bhuj-Kutch-370 001.
5. Shri J.B. Thachker Commerce College, College Road, Bhuj-Kutch-370 001
6. S.D. Shetia College of Education, Anjar Road, Mundra-Kutch-370 421.
7. Tolani Commerce College, Post Box No. 27, Adipur-Kutch-370 205
8. Tolani Institue of Pharmacy, Nr.Hotel Midtown, Ward No. 2-B,NSS/NCC The 9 first Vice Chancellor, Adipur-Kutch-370 205.
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