New Delhi: The Central Hindi Directorate, a subordinate organisation of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has been engaged in propagation of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states by implementing various schemes.
These include preparation of dictionaries, correspondence course for non-Hindi speaking States, extension programmes which include the programme of neo Hindi writers' scheme, students' study tour, free distribution of Hindi books to institutions located in non-Hindi speaking areas, book exhibition-cum-sale and scheme of awards to Hindi writers of non-Hindi speaking states.
HRD Minister Smriti Irani replying to a Lok Sabha question, further revealed that the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (KHS), an autonomous body, promotes and and propagates the teaching and training of Hindi nationwide as per the provisions of the Article 351 of the Constitution of India.
She said that KHS, which is headquartered at Agra, and has eight regional centers established at Delhi, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Shillong, Mysore, Dimapur, Bhubaneswar and Ahmedabad, is working to improve the standard of teaching Hindi at various levels.
She said that KHS trains Hindi teachers, and provides avenues for the advance study and comparative linguistics related to different Indian languages, to organize research, to formulate, undertake and facilitate such courses.
Irani said that the Central Institute of Indian Languages(CIIL), another subordinate organisation under her ministry, through its regional language centres at Bhubaneswar, Lucknow, Guwahati, Patiala, Pune, Mysore and Solan works for the promotion of languages of various states for national integration.
The Scheme of National Translation Mission (NTM) of the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) is entrusted basically with the responsibility of translating knowledge. The mandate of National Translation Mission is to translate Knowledge Text Books from English to 22 Indian languages of the VIII schedule of the Indian Constitution, she added.