Promoting Hindi website of MHA in English
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011, 21:56
New Delhi: It was a function to inaugurate the redesigned website of "Rajbhasha" department, entrusted with promotion of Hindi as an official language, where the Secretary of the department chose to speak in English.

The redesigned website was inaugurated by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, who spoke briefly as he had to rush for another function.

Chidambaram lauded the effort of the department and expressed hope that the website will be user-friendly and would improve further in quality.

In her inaugural speech, Secretary of the department, Veena Upadhyaya, gave an outline of the new features of the website saying it was an effort at making it user friendly and bringing transparency in the Department's functioning as all activities will now be accessible on it.

Website was now useful as a repository of historical, legislative and contemporary information, and also as a collation of good practices, she said.

In the other function, the Home Minister released a book on Disaster Management in India prepared by Disaster Management Division of the Ministry.

Speaking on the occasion, he asked the stakeholders to come together by contributing their knowledge and experience in mitigating disaster in the country and said that disaster management must become part of the general administration at the district level and first and second response at the ground level in States must be prepared.

The Home Minister expressed the hope that the Book will be useful in disseminating knowledge on disasters and disaster management in the country.

He spoke of Government's commitment to provide all possible financial as well technical help to tackle the menace of all types of disasters including man-made as well as natural.

The book brought out by the MHA provides detailed information on the institutional framework and policy guidelines in disaster management in the country.

It also focuses on the specific aspects of different types of disasters, the ways and means for prevention and mitigation besides giving details about preparedness and response in a disaster situation.

It deals with the capacity development to meet disasters and the future road map in tackling disasters.


First Published: Thursday, July 21, 2011, 21:56

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