Hindi language identity of one India: Radheshyam
IMPHAL, 27th Sep: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam has stated that Hindi is not only the national language of the country but it is also the identity of one India and like the thread in a garland that holds a variety of flowers; Hindi brings closeness among the Indians.
The minister was speaking at the inauguration session of a two-day conference of the 42nd Akhil Bharatiya Nagari Lipi Sammelan held at S Kula Women’s College, Nambol on Friday.
He maintained that Hindi is the medium through which the people as Indians communicate in every part of the country and it is also the medium through which thoughts and views are expressed though people belonging to different communities have diverse mother languages.
He stressed that there is no loss in learning a new language and learning Hindi, being one of the main communication languages of the nation, will always be very useful while going to other parts of the country. For young generation of the state when they go to the metro cities and other states for higher studies, sometimes, language becomes a barrier, he noted, adding that getting acquainted with Hindi will help ease the communication gap.
The minister asserted that to lessen these issues the young minds should be encouraged to learn Hindi while claiming that in Manipur, there are many people who have been trying to spread and popularise Hindi, the national language in different parts of the state.
The annual conference is being held under three different themes. Institutions and scholars who made tremendous contributions towards uplifting and popularising Hindi were honoured by presenting awards during the inaugural session. The awards presented include Vinoba Nagari Samman to Kh Nabakumar Singh of Rashtrabhasha Shikshan Sansthan Ningthoukhong, Manipur; International Nagari Samman to Dr Suresh Chand Shukla, Norway; Dr Sudarshan Dhungana, Nepal and Dr Manita Neupane, Nepal; Nyaymurti Sharda Charan Nagari Samman to Dr Leena Mahendale, Maharashtra; Nagari Samman to Kendriya Hindi Nideshalaya and Sant Ganga Das Nagari Samman to Thingujam Shyam Kishore Singh, Manipur.
Souvenir and books were also released on the occasion. A book titled “Manipuri Smarika” which highlights the rich cultural heritage of Manipur was also released by the chief guest. The conference which will conclude on Saturday is being attended by 150 delegates from different parts of India and outside the country.
The annual conference is being organised in collaboration with Nagari Lipi Parishad, New Delhi; Nagari Lipi Parishad Manipur Shakha and S Kula Women’s College, Nambol. Mahamantri, Nagari Lipi Parishad New Delhi, Harilal Pal; Acharya Thongam Radhagovind Singh; dignitaries, resource persons and students attended the inaugural session.