Port Blair TOLIC bags second prize

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Port Blair, Feb 1 (UNI) The Town Official Language Implementation Committee, Port Blair, has been awarded the second prize by the Department of Official Language, New Delhi, for being the second best performing TOLIC in the Eastern and East-Western Zone. Ajay Malik, Director(Implemenation) today gave away the prizes to the TOLIC Chairman Ram Milan Murao. He also gave away a Certificate of Merit to Haridas Chattopadhyay, Secretary, TOLIC, at the half-yearly meeting of the TOLIC held in the conference Hall of Zoological Survey of India here today.

In his address on the occasion, the chief guest, Mr Naik expressed satisfaction over the progress in the use of Official Language by members departments and offices. He complimented public sectors financial establishments for making it convenient for the masses by using cent per cent Hindi in their official work.

Congratulating the TOLIC for bagging the second prize, S P Sharma, Inspector General, Coast Guard, Guest of Honour at the meeting, exhorted the members to rededicate themselves to put in greater effort to win the first prize in the days ahead.

Mr Jai Narayan, Director (OL), New Delhi, who was the very special guest at the meeting, urged all the members to spare no effort in the use of Hindi in their office work. There has never been an order for the use of English language in office work, but, on the contrary, there is one for the use of Hindi. Mr. Narayan appreciated the thriving atmosphere of Hindi in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Mr Ajay Malik, Director(I), Kolkata advocated the use of technology towards greater use of official language. There are a number of useful Hindi software available which can ease the difficulties.

The website rajbhasha.nic.in has many useful tools for Hindi, which can be used for even learning Hindi besides translation, noting, drafting.

The multiplicity of Hindi fonts, he said, can be overcome by using Unicode.

Mr Ram Milan Murao, Chairman, TOLIC, in his address, attributed the honours won by the Port Blair TOLIC to the contribution made by the members.

The first prize Fishery Survey Chal Vaijayanthi, which was won jointly by the CARI and the Forest Corporation last year, was now given away to the latter for the remaining six months.

Similarly, the Coast Guard, joint winner of second prize SBI Chal Trophy, was handed over the trophy for the next six months, the Indian Airlines having kept it for the first half of the year.

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