Sindhi is one of the major literary languages of India recognized in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. It is spoken by a large number of people who, after migration from Sindhi due to partition of the country in 1947 have settled mainly in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Significant number of Sindhi speaking people reside in South India and in some other regions of the country. Among the modern Indian language, Sindhi is the only language which is not an official language of any particular state. Hence being a stateless language, special efforts are required for its growth and preservation of its literary heritage.
Status of Sindhi Language
Sindhi, incorporated in the Indian Constitution on 10th April, is a one of the language among 22 languages in the VIII schedule of the Indian Constitution.
On the basis of the initiatives taken by the Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Education. Government of India, for the implementations of the programmes for the development of Sindhi Language, a Sindhi unit was started in 1976, under the office of “Commission for Scientific & Technical Terminology”, New Delhi. Later on, the Sindhi unit functioned under “Central Hindi Directorate” till the “National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language (NCPSL)” was established.