Tripura News: Hindi is a ‘Lingua Franca’ which needs appreciation, says TU VC

Agartala, Sep 14, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk

Prof. Ganga Prasad Prasain, Vice-Chancellor, Tripura University advocated Hindi by saying it is only Lingua Franca in our country even in the North Eastern States where so many languages and dialects have been used by the inhabitants.


He also urged the Govt. of Tripura to start Hindi at School levels in all Govt. and Private Schools of the State. He put an illustration of Manipur and Nagaland of North Eastern State where Hindi is teaching at School levels in all most all schools as a compulsory subject while the duo states have their so many local languages.


Prof. Ganga Prasad Prasain also stated that those languages are flourishing high which have their own Lipi. He was addressing the University fraternity on the occasion of 14th September as Hindi Diwas. He also congratulated the students and officials of TU for participating in various competitions organized by Hindi Cell and winning prizes.


Prof. Shyamal Das, Dean (Arts & Commerce) spoke that it is Hindi who always welcomes all languages he further added that many words are common in Hindi and Bangla and all languages are derived from Sanskrit. Dr. Milan Rani Jamatia, Asstt. Professor, Department of Hindi stated that she had the lone faculty of the Department once join in 2006 even though she started to celebrate Hindi Diwas on 14th September of every year. She said that all languages have an inter-relationship among themselves which is like a mother and a daughter who always cares for each other.


A message on Hindi Diwas by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education, Govt. of India was read out by Om Prakash Jha, Jr. Translation Officer, TU and the vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. R. K. Mahapatra, Associate Professor, Dept. of Library & Information Science, TU.Prof. R. K. Nath, Dean, Faculty of Science, Prof. Alak Bhattacharjee, Director(i/c), CDC, Prof. Chinmoy Roy, Control of Exam.(i/c), Dr. Sabyasachi Dasgupta, Dean, Students Welfare and other faculty members, scholars, students, officers and staff of the University were present during the programme. The programme was organized by Shri Muneendra Mishra, Assistant Director (Official Languages), TU who expressed his gratitude towards the University authority.