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TOLIC calls for uniform language policy

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By EMN Updated: Jan 30, 2014 11:02 pm
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Staff Reporter
Dimapur, January 30

With the need to strengthen Hindi language across the country and especially for implementing Hindi in central government offices in Dimapur, the first biannual meeting of Town Official Language Implementation Committee meeting (TOLIC) Dimapur was held today at Conference Hall, Assam Riffles Training Centre & School (ARTC & S) 3rd Mile Dimapur under the chairmanship of Brig N Narayanan, Commandant ARTC & S, Shokhuvi. Brig K Narayanan presiding over the meeting stressed on importance of progressive use of Hindi and urge upon all members to apply the strategies issued by Government of India with regard to publicity and implementation of the official language plan.
Exhorting the gathering by sharing his own experience as a South Indian and complexity in learning Hindi, he said he took up the challenge of learning Hindi and had succeeded in learning. So coming to the scenario of Nagaland where English is the official language, he assured that there will be an improvement of Hindi language in the state as well. He also asserted that Hindi should be implemented by motivation in all Central Government Offices.
Speaking on the occasion, Col U K Sharma, Secretary TOLIC, applauding the efforts of the members of TOLIC Dimapur for wide publicity of the official language highlighted the importance of use of Hindi in Central Government offices and requested all members to implement Hindi incentive schemes introduced by the Government of India in their respective offices.
Research Officer, Regional Implementation Office, Rajbhasha Department Guwahati Badri Yadav requested all the offices to submit quarterly report regarding official language implementation online so that communication gap amongst the offices and rajbhasha department is minimized.
At the meeting, awards were given to its members for their involvement in promotion of Hindi language. The first place was bagged by Group Centre, Central Reserve Police force (CRPF), Khatkati, second by Kendriya Vidyalaya and third by 29 AR. The consolation prize was given to Central Bank of India, General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) (Sewak Pariyojna) and Regional Office National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
The meeting was conducted by Hindi Officer, ARTC & S Narendra Singh Rathore and it was attended by 25 members of Central Government offices where representatives of TOLIC presented inputs on use of the official language in their respective offices.

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By EMN Updated: Jan 30, 2014 11:02:03 pm