New Delhi, Sep 14 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday called upon people to come together to propagate the use of Hindi, saying the language has achieved a number of milestones since independence and should be given its due importance.
“Hindi is credited to be the vehicle of Indian thought and culture,” he said in a statement issued here.
Presenting the Rajbhasha awards on the occasion of Hindi Divas, Mukherjee said he was happy to note that in offices, the use of Hindi in information technology was increasing.
“The language is also a link between our traditional knowledge, ancient civilisation and modern progress. Our efforts should be to increase the use of Hindi in Science and Technology, so that participation of all, including the rural population, can be ensured in the progress of the country,” he said.
The president said it was essential that simple translation of literature pertaining to technical knowledge was made available in Hindi and other Indian languages.
He also congratulated the winners for their commendable work in Hindi.