NIT Srinagar to ensure maximum use of Hindi on campus
: Following directions of the Union Ministry of Education, the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar (NIT) is gearing up to implement the Hindi language in official work of the premier institute.
To oversee the implementation of the official language (Rajbasha), Director Official Language Department, Union Ministry of Higher Education, Suniti Sharma held an interaction on Tuesday with Director NIT, Srinagar, Prof. Dr. Rakesh Seghal and Registrar Prof. S K Bukhari here.
A statement said the Director OL was apprised about the progress in implementation of the official language on the campus. A separate Hindi Cell has been created for the implementation of Rajbasha at the institute.
Director OL also visited various sections of the NIT Srinagar and interacted with Heads of Departments (HOD), faculty members including in-charge of Hindi Cell to take an account of work being done for the official language implementation.
Sunita Sharma said the main objective of the official language is to conduct the official transaction in one language throughout the country.
As per provisions of section 3 (3) of the Official Language Act 1963, the website of the institute should be bilingual (Hindi and English). Signboards, stationery items, forms, notice boards, rubber stamps, etc be prepared in the regional language, Hindi, and English as well.
In order to learn and acquaint the staff with the official language, the Union HRD Ministry has directed NIT Srinagar to use computer-based ‘Learn Indian Languages through Artificial intelligence’ (LILA) software’s main components — Prabodh, Praveen and Pragya — for officials nominated for working in Hindi.
The LILA is a multi-media-based intelligent self-tutoring application for learning Hindi and other regional languages.
On the occasion, Director NIT, Srinagar Rakesh Sehgal said the institute is duty-bound to fulfil the national mandate for the implementation of Rajbasha.
Dr. Sehgal stressed on ensuring maximum use of the official language on the campus. He stated that faculty and other staff members have evinced a keen interest in learning the Hindi language.