President Patil gives away Rajbhasha awards on Hindi Divas

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New Delhi, Sept 14 : President Pratibha Devisingh Patil gave away Rajbhasha awards on Hindi Divas here today.

She gave away 45 prizes and awards including the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Award for original book writing on gyan vigyan, Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Award for original book writing in Hindi and for excellent work done in Hindi in Central Government offices.

The President said that the official language can be further promoted when it becomes the language of the common man. Its simplification and the process of give and take vis--vis other languages can go a long way in promoting Hindi further.

She felt that Multi National Companies (MNCs) and the process of globalization have opened up new avenues of recognition for Hindi language.

The writers as well as publishers should make earnest efforts in bringing out excellent and inspiring literature in Hindi.

Both the President and Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil condemned the serial bomb blasts in Delhi on Saturday and they expressed sympathy for those killed and injured in the blasts.

In her remarks Patil said that such attempts by disruptive forces cannot dent the resolve of the country and national unity is the need of the hour.

ANI

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