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Languages of India

There are 22 scheduled languages, 114 other languages, 216 mother tongues, 96 non specified languages and totally up to 10,000 languages spoken by the people in India. Classification Indian languages have evolved from different stocks and are closely associated with the different ethnic groups of India. Broadly the Indian languages can be put into six ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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. ..

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