MPs suggest simplification of the Hindi language

Hindi should be made simpler to increase its ability to serve as a link language, some Members of Parliament have suggested.

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2011, 22:04 PM IST

New Delhi: Hindi should be made simpler to
increase its ability to serve as a link language, some Members
of Parliament have suggested.
"Some Members stated that Sanskritisation of Hindi will
limit its ability to become a link language. Thus the effort
should be towards making Hindi simpler rather than more
Sanskritised," said a statement issued by the HRD Ministry.

The members put forth their suggestions at a meeting of
the Consultative Committee of Parliament of HRD Ministry
yesterday.

The meeting deliberated on `development of Indian
languages, protection and preservation of endangered languages
and classical languages` with HRD Minister Kapil Sibal stating
that the budget allocated for protection and preservation was
not adequate, the statement noted.
One of the MPs, the statement said, suggested that
besides the three-language formula, students could be
encouraged to study a fourth local minor language and be
encouraged with scholarships for the same.

Some MPs also pointed out that the institutional
arrangement for Urdu protection and popularization is not
adequate and much more needs to be done.

They also said that Urdu needs to be linked with
employment and efforts could be made to impart technical
education in Urdu, the statement added.

The MPs were informed that information about 29,000
translations is already available in the database that
National Translation Mission has developed and information on
another 70,000 titles is expected to be digitized by March
2012.

PTI