Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker Girish Gautam said Hindi was one of the key factors that helped Indian culture survive a series of invasions by foreigners.
He was addressing the inaugural session of the four-day ‘Sahitya Sangam’ and ’27th Pavas Vyakhyanmala’, organized by Madhya Pradesh Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, in Hindi Bhawan on Thursday.
Chief guest Gautam shed light on tribal literature and dialects. He said that dialects are rivers that mingle with the ocean of language. So, first of all, you have to strengthen the dialects,” he said. “We must also protect literary culture. And for that, we have to preserve and protect the thoughts and the writings,” he said.
Culture and Tourism Minister Usha Thakur said, “If we serve a language other than our mother tongue, we can never be successful. I have no words to congratulate the organizers of this event,” she said.
Thakur announced a grant of Rs. 11 lakh for Hindi Bhawan and also assured of help in the future.
Author Santosh Choubey spoke about the connection between young people and literature. He said Hindi is taught in 112 universities nationwide as well as universities overseas.
Suryaprasad Dixit presided over the inaugural ceremony. He said there is still a lack of science writing in Hindi and that needs to change. Dixit also shed light on the new education policy and women’s writing.
Vice President of Samiti Raghunandan Sharma offered a vote of thanks. He urged the assembly speaker to enforce the library law in the state. “The law has been enacted but unfortunately has not yet been implemented,” Dixit said.
A book “Madhya Pradesh Katha”, written by Santosh Choubey has been launched.
The chairman and secretary of the committee, SP Dubey and Kailash Chandra Pant, were respectively present as well as literature enthusiasts. Surendra Bihari Goswami led the session.
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