Culture Ministry keen to organise Hindi Conference

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New Delhi, Dec 28 (UNI) Union Culture Minister Ambika Soni today said her ministry would discuss the possibility of organising a Hindi Sammelan on January 10, 2009, on the occasion of 'World Hindi Divas', with the ministries of External Affairs and Human Resource Development.

Addressing a meeting of 'Hindi Salahakar Samiti' attached to the Culture Ministry, Ms Soni said Hindi language has a special place in Indian culture and hence her ministry shares more responsibility for its development and promotion.

She said through its library network, the ministry is not only promoting Hindi but also regional and other vernacular languages.

''For the promotion of Hindi, it is necessary that one uses simple and easy words and communicates as much as possible in commonly spoken words,'' she added.

The minister also paid eloquent tributes to late Hindi writer Kamleshwar, who was a member of the Committee, saying his contribution in Hindi literature and journalism was noteworthy.

She assured the members of the Committee that her ministry would further promote Hindi language in official work and adequate training would be provided to the ministry officials in this regard.

Ms Soni also released a special issue of 'Sanskriti' and Hindi glossary for the ministry officials on the occasion.

Some members of the Committee stressed the need for promoting Hindi language in the North-Eastern states.

They were of the view that encouragement should be given to women writers who would create awareness in the society against the evils like female foeticide.

UNI

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