Maha Governor calls for promotion of regional languages along with Hindi

| | Mumbai

Maintaining that education in mother tongue helps better understanding of other languages, Maharashtra Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao on Friday called for promoting regional languages along with Hindi language.

Inaugurating  a  “Raj Bhasha Sammelan” organized by the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs at the campus of the status-run  RCF here,  the Governor lamented  that the young generation was unable to converse in own mother tongue. “The power of science and technology should be used to promote regional languages,” he said.

The Governor said that Hindi was not just a language, but a cultural heritage. “Hindi has played an important role in the nation’s freedom movement, he said.

The Governor presented various awards to central government organizations, nationalized banks and public undertakings for promoting the official language.

Secretary of the Department of Official Language Prabhas Kumar Jha, Joint Secretary Dr Bipin Bihari, Chairman of State Bank of India Rajneesh Kumar, RCF Chairman Umesh Dhatrak and others were present.



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