Ujjain: As Indians largely adopt English, scholars discuss future of Hindi

Ujjain: Constitution of India formally inducted Hindi as one of the 22 official languages of India on September 14, 1949 and since then the day has been celebrated as Hindi Diwas every year. As young Indians are adopting English as their primary language, scholars discussed the future of Hindi in a national conference ‘Hindi bhasha aur sanskriti: kal, aaj aur kal’ held to mark the Hindi Diwas at government education college on Thursday. The event was conducted by Krishna Basanti group and international research magazine ‘Akshar Varta’.

Chief guest, former divisional commissioner Mohan Gupt, said that language is one of the foundations that this nation built its identity upon. Vikram University proctor Shailendra Kumar Sharma said that presence of Hindi in digital space would ensure its future. Key speaker Dr Jagdishchandra Sharma emphasized on using Hindi as medium in various branches of knowledge acquisition.

Head of Sanskrit department of Panini Sanskrit and Vaidik University, Dr Tulsiram Paroha, Shashiranjan Akela, Dr Arun Pandey and Dr Jeevan Prakash also spoke in the conference. Dr Mohan Bairagi conducted the event and Dr Bherulal Malviya proposed the vote of thanks. Likewise, seminars were held in various academic and social organizations on Hindi Diwas. A seminar ‘Hindi: aaj aur kal’ was held in government girls’ postgraduate college, in which key speaker, Professor Premlata Chutail of school of studies in Hindi said that language plays a significant role than just communication in development of society.

In 2nd session, Dr Shailendra Sharma of Vikram University shed light on the Hindi’s presence on global scenario. Essay writing and creative writing competitions were also held. Dr Anand Sindal conducted and principal Dr Ulka Yadav presided over the event. Dr Sadhna Nirbhaya proposed vote of thanks. Happiness department also held a function to mark Hindi Diwas in which Shailendra Vyas, Shailendra Dabi and Rajendra Gupta were present as guests.

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