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Rajnath Singh chairs first review meeting of Department of Official Language

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New Delhi , 31 Aug 2018

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired first review meeting of the Department of Official  Language of MHA here today to discuss the functioning and  issues related to implementation of Hindi language in official work.The Union Home Minister was appraised, through a presentation,  about the achievements of the department in promoting and maximum use of Hindi language in day to day official work and among the general public. The Minster was informed that the department has developed a computer software called “Kanthasth” for translating the all kinds of official files from English to Hindi and vice versa to make the translation work simpler and quicker.  The Minister suggested  to update the software to make it capable of  translating even from human voices. Secretary official Language, Shri Sailesh called for making the software user friendly and for public use also.The Official language department has uploaded a dictionary of more than 15000 scientific and technical words on their website for technical usage. The Minister was informed about the Lila  Mobile App for making the learning of Hindi language  easier, which was launched  on the occasion of Hindi Diwas last year.An E-learning platform called the “Pravah” also being developed by the department for use in 16 Indian languages including English. It will be launched on Hindi  Diwas on 14th September, 2018. Anybody can learn Hindi through his mother tongue with the help of this E-learning platform.The Department has also started a virtual video conferencing for teaching Hindi in all the  Indian language.Minister of State (Home) Shri Kiren Rijiju, Secretary Official Language(OL) Shri Sailesh and Senior officers of the Office of RGI and Home Ministry were present in the meeting


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