Bhojpuri scholars want boycott of vulgar songs

June 18th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, June 18 (IANS) Bhojpuri scholars and intellectuals here Wednesday urged people to boycott vulgar Bhojpuri songs and encourage youths to listen to folk songs. Bhojpuri Academy president Gopalji said vulgar songs should be boycotted since they were defaming Bhojpuri culture. He added that lyricists and playback singers should popularise folk songs instead.

“Double-meaning Bhojpuri songs are giving a bad name to Bhojpuri culture. There is an urgent need to discourage people from listening to such songs,” said Ram Updesh Singh Videh, a retired bureaucrat and Bhojpuri scholar.

Bhojpuri scholar Girishchandra Dubey said a list of the obscene songs should be made and people should be asked not to listen to them. He added that a campaign against vulgar Bhojpuri songs will create awareness about their bad affect on society.

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