Government plans 12 regional language academies

The AAP had, in its annual budget, announced that it would set up multiple academies. At a recent press conference, Manish Sisodia said he had been reviewing the arts and culture department since taking charge and “realised that the approach towards languages needed to be changed extensively”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 28, 2017 5:21 am
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After Hindi and Sanskrit, the Delhi government has now announced that they will create 12 regional language academies to promote the culture and tradition of the “respective regions”.

The languages — Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia, Assamese, Garhwali, Kumaoni, Jaunsari, Kashmiri and Marwari — will be a part of the Delhi government’s Art, Culture and Languages Department.

Officials said Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who recently took charge of the ministry, wanted the formation of the academies in the capital. “Since Delhi is the national capital, people from all parts of the country live and work here. It is this diversity that forms Delhi’s vibrant and cosmopolitan culture,” Sisodia said, in an official order. “I have found that language academies play an important role in not only promoting the languages of different parts of the county, but also the culture and tradition of different regions,” he added.

The AAP had, in its annual budget, announced that it would set up multiple academies. At a recent press conference, Sisodia said he had been reviewing the arts and culture department since taking charge and “realised that the approach towards languages needed to be changed extensively”.

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    Lovely
    Jul 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm
    What about Braj, Mithali, Awadhi and Purvanchali languages?
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    1. Krisnaswamy Sourirajan
      Jul 28, 2017 at 7:09 am
      AAP!s Deputy Chief Minister Mr Manish Sisodia has taken a wise step by creating Academies in different Languages for promoting different Arts and Cultures in the Capital and thereby fulfilling their long felt need of different strata of society. He should take steps to invite respective Chief Ministers to inaugurate the different Academies and thereby promote inter State unity. Even though it is a belated step, still it is not too late to venture this idea. Inter-State co-operation is a must in this venture for promotion of different arts and culture of different States and thereby paving the way for sending their cultural and art troupes to the Capital of Delhi. The Deputy Chief Minister can form a committee consisting of respective Chief Ministers to involve themselves actively and promote these Academies for successful functioning of the objectives for which it is being promoted by the Delhi Government. Will the Government of Deli consider the above suggestions and implement .
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