Governor stresses the need of Hindi in welfare programs



Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Governor Urimla Singh stressed the need of use of Hindi for welfare programs being run by government in the country. She was speaking in a state level program organised by Union Home Affairs Department of Official Language at Himachal Pradesh University here on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion she stated that inclusive socio-economic development is possible only through use of Hindi in welfare activities and programs run by government. The senior most executives must do their work in Hindi under Official Language Rules 1976. She also stressed the need that information technology experts must work for the use of Hindi so as to make information technology tools user friendly. Secretary Department of Official Language Veena Upadhaya said that the Department has adopted a multi-pronged strategy to step up the use of Hindi through increased budgetary outlay of Rs 20 Crore during 2011-12, as against Rs 5.50 Crore last years.

Vice Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University S.K.Gupta emphasized the need for ensuring availability of scientific and technical books in Hindi. The message for use of Hindi must flow from the top and University is initiating notable feature by conducting convocation in Hindi. He said that Hindi has been made compulsory subject at the graduation level.

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