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Hindi is the language of common people of the country:Kiren Rijiju

Newdelhi:19/11/18:The Regional Conference under the aegis of the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, was organized by Regional Implementation Offices of North-1 and North-2 Regions in Chandigarh today. Central Government Officials from Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand participated in the conference.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju was the Chief Guest in the conference. Speaking on the occasion, he said that Hindi is spoken by crores of people in the country. They think and express their ideas in Hindi; Hindi is medium of expression of all the elements of Indian culture and society. We should remember that Hindi is language of common people of the country. He added that Hindi was not only the language of freedom struggle but is also language of social interactions.

On the occasion, Shri Rijiju gave away awards among winners of various Central Govt. Offices, Banks, PSUs and Town Official Language Implementation Committees (TOLICs) situated in these regions towards implementation and promotion of the Official Language Policy of the Union.

The conference was convened under the chairmanship of the Joint Secretary, Department of Official Language, Dr. Bipin Behari. He informed that the Department is developing new tools such as Kanthasth Mobile Version and Memory based translation tools.  He also apprised about the new initiatives being taken by the Department of Official Language and the expectations from TOLICs.

Addressing the conference, Dr. Chaman Lal Gupta, Vice President of Indian Institute of Higher Education, Shimla said that the new generation should learn and use Hindi. The Head of Department of Hindi, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dr. Gurmeet Singh advocated that Hindi should be easy to use; we should not differentiate between literary and working Hindi and that the use of Hindi in field of technology is essential. There must be coordination between translators, teachers, journalists and writers, he added.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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