Time to promote Hindi instead of cursing English

Mr. Chakradhar at “Hindi in communications & IT” session

Bhopal, September 13, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan):   Now is the time to promote Hindi instead of cursing English. Dispute over script has been long-standing. Computer is its biggest example in present days. This was stated by eminent poets Mr. Ashok Chakradhar while chairing parallel session “Hindi in Communications & IT” on the third day of 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan here today. Mr. Chakradhar said that windows of knowledge always remain open. Necessary software needs to be made available to promote Hindi through computer. Computer expert Dr. Sujay Lele said that serial should be kept in view in digitalization of language. Funds sanctioned for rural development can be used properly by making rural youths computer-savvy.

Producer of Bharat Kosh Portal Mr. Aditya Choudhary said that separate page of all 6 lakh 38 thousand 566 villages of India will be created on his portal soon. Every page will comprise information about concerning village as well as its culture. Computer expert Mr. Balendu Shrama Dadheech informed that along with computer, gadgets are also very important in present era for which users can use Linux operating system provided free of cost. Expert Mr. Vijay Kumar Malhotra said that “Sparsh” keyboard prepared for Indian languages by C-Deck is quite useful. He stressed the need for better spell checker and grammar checker to ensure correct Hindi typing.

He said that along with readable, e-books should be hearable also. Miss Shaily Modi from Bengaluru informed that her colleagues at IIT and IIM have jointly evolved “pratilipi.com portal”. Over 3 lakh users have read stories on the portal during last 9 months. Secretary of Vishwa Hindi Secretariat, Mauritius Mr. Gulshan Sukhlal said that his concern is high-tech global Hindi. For this, Secretariat has launched a campaign in Mauritius and neighbouring countries. He said that Mauritius offers a good market for Hindi software.

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