Hindi Year announcement in IGNOU
15 September, 2012
The Registrar of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Mr. U.S. Tolia, announced that this year shall be celebrated as ‘Hindi year’ from 14th September 2012 to 13th September 2013 while inaugurating the Hindi Pakhwada in the Convention Centre of the University headquarters. This is the first time that such a decision has been taken in the University.
During the Hindi year, various programmes including debates, translation workshops, kavi sammelan, skits, etc, shall be organized. Various incentive schemes shall be launched in the university to encourage Hindi language.
Mr. Tolia also made the IGNOU employees undertake an oath to do their maximum work in Hindi. Dr. Devshankar Navin, Associate Professor, School of Translation Studies and Training, IGNOU, was the chief speaker on this occasion. Highlighting the importance of Hindi, he said that, “We fought our freedom struggle through Hindi language and its importance was highlighted by Bhartendu Harishchandra 200 years back.”
The organizer of this function, Dr. Jyoti Upadhaya, Deputy Registrar, Raj Bhasha, IGNOU, stated that many programmes are in the pipeline that are to be launched during the Hindi year celebration.