Governor calls for translating regional works into Hindi

Governor calls for translating regional works into Hindi

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala stressed on the need to translate good literature in South Indian languages to Hindi. There is a need to spread the rich literary legacy and heritage of these languages across the country.

Speaking after inaugurating South and South West regional official language conference organised by the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, Town Official Language Implementation Committee, Mangaluru here on Friday, he said that the translation of the works to Hindi will help the people of the country to gain knowledge.

Good literature have come out in Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil languages. However, majority of the North Indians could not read the best works as it has not been translated to Hindi.

The Governor said that Hindi language unites the people of the whole country. Along with strengthening regional languages, one should strengthen official language—Hindi. People should not show disrespect to regional languages while taking pride over Hindi.

“People have been showing lot of interest in study of English language. The same interest should be shown to learn Hindi. One should develop concern and pride over Hindi language. Knowledge of the land should be disseminated through Hindi language for the whole country to understand. correspondence letters, rules and regulations should be framed in Hindi to popularise and publicise Hindi language. When official correspondences are carried out through Hindi, people will learn the language slowly.

Even Gazzette notifications should be published in Hindi,” he said.  

Stating that 75 per cent of the people in India can converse and understand official language Hindi, he said people watch serials and movies which help in knowing the language. A nation should have one flag, one emblem, one anthem and one language, he added.

Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs Secretary Snehalatha Kumar said that Hindi has united the people of the country. The language is used in all walks of life by the people. Through Hindi language, the welfare schemes of the Central government could reach the commonman. A language is not a medium of expression alone. It also unravels the culture of the land.

The prize money for the Hindi works under “Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar” have been hiked to Rs 1 lakh for first prize winner, Rs 74,000 (II), Rs 60,000 (III) and Rs 30,000 (IV). People should develop will power to use Hindi language in work place and for correspondence.

Delegates from the state of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala,

Tamil Nadu and Union territories of Puducherry and Lakshadweep attended the conference. Offices of Central government and public undertakings will be awarded for their excellent performance in the official language implementation work.

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