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First-ever National Hindi Science writers conference started in Lucknow

In Uttar Pradesh, the first -ever National Hindi Science writers conference has started on 11th of October in Lucknow with an aim to release science writing from the clutches of English and to promote use of Hindi and other Vernacular languages. More than one thousand science writers from across the country are participating in this ..

Which Language does Indians Speak?

The idea proposed by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah that Hindi is the unifying language and must be made National language has created a lot of resentment especially in southern states. Below is the Hindi language profile in India (based on 2011 census). Languages of India 43% of Indians speak the Hindi language, which ..

14 September: Hindi Diwas 2019

Hindi is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and is spoken by around 40% of the Indian population. September 14 is observed as Hindi Divas every year. The word Hindi is derived from the Persian word Hind which means land of the Indus River. Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the ..

National Hindi Divas (NHD)

The National Hindi Divas (NHD) is celebrated every year on 14th of September in India. On this day, in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari as the official language of the country. The Rajbhasha Hindi is spoken by around 40% people across the country & is the single largest ..

Pradeep Dash chosen for 40th Sarala Puraskar

Renowned Odia writer Dr Pradeep Dash will be conferred with the prestigious ‘Sarala Puraskar” for his poetry work ‘Charu Chibar O Charjya’ on October 26. The award is recognized as the foremost literary award of Odisha & is instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), which is a charitable wing of IMFA Ltd. The ..

Ministry of Culture includes Santhali language in Senior/Junior Fellowships for Artistes

The Ministry of Culture has recently announced to include the remaining languages from 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution — Nepali and Santhali in the Sub-Field of Field “Literature” in the scheme component ‘Award of Senior/Junior Fellowships to Outstanding Artistes in the Fields of Culture’. The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) of Dwarka ..

Pankaj Kapur writes novel “Dopehri”

Veteran actor Pankaj Kapur will soon release his debut novel ‘Dopehri’, based on a play of the same name which he wrote and directed several years ago. “Dopehri” is the story of Amma Bi, an elderly widow who lives alone in her deserted family haveli in Lucknow. Her only companion is a dishevelled young servant ..

Leeladhar Jagudi recipient of 2018 Vyas Samman

Hindi writer Leeladhar Jagudi will be honoured with the Vyas Samman 2018 by the KK Birla Foundation for his collection of poems “Jitne Log Utne Prem”. The book, published in 2013 was selected by a Chayan Samiti presided over by litterateur Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari. Born in Dhangal village in Tehri Garhwal of Uttarakhand, Mr. ..