The regional news Unit of Radio Kashmir Jammu on 10 November 2016 started morning news bulletin in Gojri language. The five minutes Gojri news bulletin will be aired at 10:15am daily from the transmitters of Radio Kashmir Jammu.
Gojri is one of the most widely spoken languages of the state and over 20 percent chunk of the population in the state consists of Gojri speaking people.
The radio news bulletin was formally launched and inaugurated at Abhinav Theater, Jammu by Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh. After inaugurating the bulletin, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the bulletin will help in a big way in disseminating important information to people of the State in general and Gujjar Bakerwal community including nomadic tribes in particular.
• Gojri also known as Gujari is a variety of Indo-Aryan spoken language. It is also known as Gujjar Bhakha, Gojari or Gujar Apabhramsha.
• It is mainly spoken by the Gujjars of India and Pakistan.
• The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has recognized Gojri by including it into sixth scheduled of the constitution.
• The language was used as literature language as early as 12th century.
• Poet Bhoja in 1014 AD referred to Gaurjar Apabhramsha (Gurjar Apabhramsha).
• In India the language is mainly spoken in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Murree, Nathiagalli, and few other places.
NOTE: Jammu and Kashmir is the only Indian state to have its own Constitution. It was adopted on 17 November 1956 and came into force on 26 January 1957.