Hindi new language for trade and employment: Chidambaram

"Hindi is emerging as the language of trade and employment," said Chidambaram, addressing a function organised to celebrate "Hindi Diwas" here at Vigyan Bhawan. Asking government departments to increase use of Hindi in their day-to-day work, the home minister said: "For effective implementation of developmental schemes, it is necessary to reach out to people in their own language".

Seeking faster growth of Hindi, he observed that easy access to computers is essential for its spread. Hindi was declared official language unanimously by the Constituent Assembly Sep 14, 1949. Since then, the day is celebrated as Hindi Day in all central government offices situated in India and abroad.

During the function organised to celebrate Hindi Day, Vice President Hamid Ansari gave away Rajiv Gandhi Gyan-Vigyan Maulik Pustak Lekhan Puraskar and Indira Gandhi Raj Bhasha Puraskar 2008-09 for original book writing in Hindi and excellent work done by them in Hindi, respectively. Speaking on the occasion, Ansari suggested adoption of common words from other languages to enrich Hindi. He also called upon the people to promote Hindi.

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