Promote Hindi words in science and technology sector: Ansari

There is an urgent need to promote Hindi words in science and technology sector by developing related softwares, Vice President M Hamid Ansari said Tuesday.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 16:20 PM IST

New Delhi: There is an urgent need to
promote Hindi words in science and technology sector by
developing related softwares, Vice President M Hamid Ansari
said Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion of `Hindi Day`, he said
scientists should be encouraged to contribute articles in the
national language.

"There is an imminent need to develop and promote Hindi
words in science and technology. Lot is being done already but
more has to be done systematically in this direction," he said
at a function organised by the Home Ministry to mark the Day
today.

After giving away Indira Gandhi Raj Bhasha Awards and
Official Languages Awards at the function, he also stressed on
the need for developing softwares to ensure balance between
Hindi language and science and technology sector.

The Vice President noted that a large number of foreign
students were learning and making positive contribution in
Hindi language thus strengthening its space at the global
platform.

Home Minister P Chidambaram too echoed similar sentiments
and suggested that there is a need to ensure usage of Hindi
language in a simple and understandable forms so that it
reaches to the masses by taking advantage of the rapid
development taking place in the IT sector.

Amid loud applause from the audience as he spoke his
inaugural address in Hindi language, Chidambaram also stressed
on the need to develop the websites of all the government
departments in Hindi.

Terming Hindi as a symbol of nationalism, Minister of
State for Home Ajay Maken said, "Its usage represents unity in
diversity of the country and I feel that we can multiply our
productivity in all sector when instead of English, we are
able to use computers in Hindi and other vernacular
languages."

Among those who were conferred Indira Gandhi National
Language Awards include Railways, Food and Public Distribution
Department and Labour Ministry, besides Faridabad-based NHPC
and THDC in Rishikesh.

PTI