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The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Hindi Division

Objectives

The objectives of Rajbhasha Prabhag (Hindi Division) is to ensure compliance with the official language policy of Government of India, i.e. the provisions made in the Constitution of India (Part -XVII, Articles 343 to 351) regarding Official Language; The Official Languages (OL) Act, 1963; (as amended in 1967), the Government resolutions regarding Official Language, 1968; Official Languages (OL) Rules, 1976 and also to motivate staff members to achieve the targets fixed in the annual programme issued by the Department of Rajbhasha, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India for the progressive use of Hindi language.

(A) Capacity Building

  1. Regular Hindi workshops are organized for staff members of NMML to do their office work in Hindi.
  2. Training is imparted to staff members for using Hindi language on computers.

(B) Creating conducive atmosphere

  1. Hindi Competitions: Various types of Hindi competitions are organized to create interest among staff members towards Hindi as also to enrich their knowledge of Hindi. Competitions are also organized at inter-departmental as well as at intra-departmental level.
  2. Hindi Day function: A function is organized every year on the occasion of Hindi Day which falls on 14 September and prizes are distributed to the winners of various competitions.

(C) Meeting of Official Language Implementation Committee: Work relating to implementation of the Official Language Policy in NMML is being looked after by the Assistant Director (Hindi). The Departmental Official Language Implementation Committee of the organization is constituted under the chairmanship of the Director, NMML. All Heads of Divisions are members of OLIC. Quarterly meetings of the Official Language Implementation Committee (OLIC) are held to review the progress of use of Hindi by the Sections. After due deliberations, appropriate decisions are taken with a view to encouraging the use of Hindi language in official work. Suitable instructions are issued to the Sections for achieving the targets prescribed by the Government of India under its annual programme.

(D) Preparation of Reference Material: Rajbhasha Prabhag prepares and updates, from time to time, administrative glossary, standard drafts, collection of English and Hindi expressions and various support material in Hindi which are made available to the staff members to facilitate them for use of Hindi in their office work.

(E) Translation The Division provides translation of manuals and various documents coming under Section 3(3) of Official Languages Act, 1963. This is in addition to all kinds of procedural literature, stationery, publications, advertisements, hoardings, brochures, slogans, policy circulars/circulars, instructions issued by different Divisions, day-to-day correspondence, and various schemes of publicity material, invitation cards, Annual Reports and press communiqués. The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library was conferred with the "Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar" of the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, in recognition of the commendable work done by the Institution. The Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari gave the award on 14 September, 2010 at a special function held at Vigyan Bhavan.

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