Promoting national language in northeast region
Guwahati, Mar 22 : In a bid to promote the language of Hindi in the northeast, a seminar titled 'Rashtriya Bhasha Sanmilan' was recently held in Guwahati.
Many participants of the Hindi implementing department of various organizations took part in the seminar.
The objective of the seminar revolves around the fact that the Hindi language should and can be made more accessible and simpler so that everybody can communicate in it, and thus, promote the language.
"Hindi should be promoted in such a way that it should be amalgamated with the regional languages so that people can work and simple use of Hindi should be promoted," said Jaiprakash Kardam Director, Dept. of Official Languages, Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
The popularity of Hindi has already reached a high level of acceptance in the northeastern states.
75-year-old Piyongtemjen Jamir from Nagaland, who has been promoting nationalism through the language, is the first Naga to acquire a B.Ed degree in Hindi.
Jamir's journey of teaching Hindi began in 1970 at the Government High School at Chisor in Nagaland. He started a Hindi institute named Rashtrabhasha Hindi Shiksha Sansthan at Pudumpukhri near Dimapur in 1980.
At present, many students in the northeast have opted to take Hindi as their main subject.
"There are so many languages speak in Northeast and in Assam so Hindi can act like a medium for everyone to connect and understanding each other," said Narahari Barman, Principal of Sabitri Bharali High School.
The northeast has many tribal dialects. However, Hindi being a national language binds them all together and makes them proud Indians.