Government has introduced web tools like audio-typing aid on computers and is working on making available Hindi classic literature digitally to promote use of the language among its employees, a top official today said.
“We have introduced e-tools to make learning and adaption of Hindi easier among our employees. For their self-learning, we have also brought in audio-typing aid for their ease,” Secretary, Department of Official Language (Rajbhasha) Girish Shankar said.
The senior bureaucrat said this on the sidelines of a function to mark the 11th ‘World Hindi Day’ in the national capital.
“In our bid to promote usage of Hindi, we are also bringing classic works like those of Premchand and others authors available on the web for our employees, who wish to read those literature,” he said.
The event was hosted by city-based organisation ‘Vishwa Hindi Parishad’ at the Constitution Club of India, which was attended among others, by BJP Sitamarhi MP Ram Kumar Sharma and noted novelist Narendra Kohli.
Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore who was scheduled to open the event had to give it a miss, due to some urgencies.
“I express my heartfelt wishes to one and all on the occasion of ‘Vishwa Hindi Diwas’. It would have been an honour to attend the programme but due to some urgent work, I couldn’t move out of Mumbai,” he said in a Hindi message sent to the organisers.
First ‘World Hindi Day’ was celebrated in 2006 during the then UPA dispensation.