Sarva Bhartiya Bhasha Sammelan from Oct 3

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Mumbai, Oct 2: Scholars of 22 Indian languages will take part in a three-day 'Sarva Bhartiya Bhasha Sammelan' (Indian Languages Convention), starting here on Friday, Oct 3 to discuss various issues regarding the languages including impact of globalisation on them.

The convention, which will be organised by Maharashtra State Hindi Literature Academy, will witness participation of scholors of various languages including Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Sindhi, Udiya, Bangla, Kannada and Tamil, an official release issued here today said.

Working president of the academy, Nandkishor Nautiyal said the convention will be inaugurated at the hands of well-known Marathi Poet Mangesh Padgaonkar and State Minister of Cultural Affairs Ashok Chavan will preside over the convention. Mumbai Congress President Krupa Shankar Singh will be the head of Welcome Committee, he said.

On the first day of the convention, present state of languages and its direction, co-relations among various languages and valuation of common literature will be discussed.

On the second day, topics like, Hindi language in Hindi speaking states, constitution and languages in India, impact of globalisation on Indian languages, exchange of views in translated languages, role of culture and values in development of language and Indian languages in abroad will be discussed.

These discussions will be supplemented by ''Kavi Sammelan'' in the presence of chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

On the third day, talks will be given on Hindi and other languages on the issues like internet, status and role of news media, problems faced by small publications and publishing houses and contribution of women in Indian literature, the release said.

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