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All languages of India are progressing together: Pushkar Singh Dhami

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Chief Minister honours nine litterateurs with Uttarakhand Gaurav Samman

By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 30 June: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami honoured nine litterateurs with the Uttarakhand Gaurav Samman on Friday at the Sahitya Gaurav Samman ceremony and Lok Bhasha Sammelan organized by Uttarakhand Bhasha Sansthan in the IRDT auditorium located at Survey Chowk.

He said that the honored litterateurs will continue to increase the respect for our folk language with their literary works. The Chief Minister said that in the coming years, the Bhasha Sansthan will give a comprehensive level to its literary and linguistic activities.

The litterateurs who were honored with the prestigious Uttarakhand Sahitya Gaurav Samman were delighted to be honoured. Chandra Kunwar Bartwal Award was given to Santosh Kumar Niwari, Shailesh Matiyani Award to Amrita Pandey, Dr Pitambar Dutt Barthwal Award to Prakash Chandra Tiwari, Bhairav Dutt Dhulia Award to Damodar Joshi ‘Devanshu’, Gumani Pant Award to Rajendra Singh Bora alias Tribhuvan Giri, Bhajan Singh Award to Narendra Kathait, Govind Chatak Award to Mahavir Ravalta, Sardar Puran Singh Award to Gurudeep and Prof Unwan Chishti Award to Rajesh Anand ‘Asir’. All the respected litterateurs were given a piece of clothing, a certificate and an honorarium of 1 lakh.

Dhami said that the most important thing is that the development of Hindi is not happening at the cost of any other language or dialect, but today all the languages of India are progressing together. In the National Education Policy, a provision has been made to provide primary education to children in the mother tongue. This raises the hope that along with Hindi, dialects like Garhwali, Kumaoni, Jaunsari, etc., will also develop in hilly regions of Uttarakhand. Garhwali, Kumaoni and Jaunsari dialects are spoken here, but our state has a deep attachment with Hindi.

Mentioning Atal’s poem ‘Goonji Hindi Vishwa Mein, Sapna Hua Sakar, Hindi Ka Jaikaar’ from the stage of the Rashtra Sangh, the Chief Minister said that Atal ji was a great worshiper of Hindi and he had made a lifelong commitment to serve this language and make it prosperous. Today we are proud that by moving forward on the path shown by that great martyr, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Hindi is being promoted globally. Presently our Prime Minister is raising the head of Hindi all over the world.