About the Purvottar Hindi Academy
Purvottar Hindi Academy is a non-governmental organization working on social development issues in Meghalaya, India. Its operations cover All the North-Eastern States.
Purvottar Hindi Academy was formed on September 1990 (Registration Year 2003) at Rynjah, Shillong, Meghalaya as an Educational, Literary & Cultural Organization, and functioning under the constructive advice and financial support from the different Govt. & non Govt. Organization. Social worker Shri Bimal Bajaj is its Chairperson, Secretary (Honorary) is Dr. Akelabhai and it has a nominated body of senior Scholars and representatives of various departments to guide it in its activities. The basic aim and objective of the Academy is to propagate the Indian languages & literature through various socio-educational and cultural programs.
Purvottar Hindi Academy is a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting of Hindi as well as other Indian languages in the North-Eastern States. Academy has no full time paid staff. Hence we are able to keep a minimal overhead for administrative expense. This minimal overhead is typically covered through contributions from volunteers and well wishers.
During past 10 years we have organized more than 200 Seminar, Symposium, Hindi Training, Debate, Quiz, Dance, Essay & Drawing Competition, Extempore and Literary meets of the Students, Authors and Poets from all over India in collaboration with North Eastern Council, Shillong, Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, Commission for Technical Terminology, New Delhi, Indian Council for Cultural Relation, Shillong, Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, Nagri Lipi Parishad, New Delhi, CIIL, Mysore, Central Hindi Directorate, New Delhi, UNICEF, Delhi, Kahani Lekhan Mahavidyalaya, Ambala Cantt., Border Security Force, Shillong, Central Institute of Hindi, Shillong etc. This academy boosts all the literary Critics, poets, lecturer, students and other social workers.
To create a healthy and equal society where every single human can speak and write Hindi Language in the State of any irrespective of age group, sex, caste, creed and religion. Ensure them that they are self confidence while they speak Hindi. Encouraged to think on their own and express their ideas using their experiences, knowledge and imagination.
Aims and Objectives
· To promote Hindi language, literature and Nagari script in Meghalaya.
· To take up specific activities for the welfare of non-Hindi speaking people and educate them in the field of Modern Indian languages, literature, art & culture through Hindi language.
· To promote the innate feeling of the non-Hindi speaking people for promotion of Hindi language, literature, art & culture in the Meghalaya.
· Publication of books, periodicals, translation in Hindi from literature of other Indian languages. (i.e. Khasi, Garo, Assamese, Boro, Manipuri, Bengali etc.)
· To bring all the people of the Indian National at the single platform with its multilingual literary works and other activities.
· To develop the sense of brotherhood and equality in the minds of the people.
· To affiliate with other organization (Non-Political) having similar aims & objectives.
· To give platform for new talents in the field of Hindi language, art and culture.
· To felicitate senior citizens working in the field of Hindi language & literature for their achievements.
- Non-Hindi speaking people of the North-Eastern Region.
- Students and Teachers of the various Schools, Colleges and University.
- Research Scholars and Academicians at various labels.
- All the people associated with the development of Rajbhasha Hindi, Hindi Officers, Hindi Translators and Hindi Typists of Central Government Offices.
- Hindi writers & Journalists from all over India.
Relevance of the Conference
Hindi is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used as the primary official language of the Republic of India along with English. The Constitution of India, adopted in 1956, declares Hindi in the Devanagari script as the official language. Hindi is also enumerated as one of the twenty-two languages of the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India, which entitles it to representation on the Official Language Commission. Hindi is also the main language in many states of India such as Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal/ Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh. It is spoken by more than 437 million people in the world. The other dialects of Hindi are Brajbhasha, Bundeli, Awadhi, Marwari, Maithili, and Bhojpuri, to name only a few. It was in the 10th century that authentic Hindi poetry took its form and since then it has been constantly modified. History of Hindi literature as a whole can be divided into four stages: Adikal (the Early Period), Bhaktikal (the Devotional Period), Ritikal (the Scholastic Period) and Adhunikkal (the Modern Period).
Hindi stands third in the list of most widely spoken languages in the world: 'As per the research conducted by 'World Languages department' in New York, Hindi language stands third, just after English and Chinese, in the list of most widely spoken languages in the world. Hindi is used as a spoken language right from Nepal, Kabul-Kandahar (Afghanistan) till Dhaka (Bangladesh). Hindi is the commercial language of Mauritius and Fiji. A 'World Hindi summit' was also conducted' in which the lead was taken by those countries in which Hindi is spoken.
Khasi is an Austro-Asiatic language spoken primarily in Meghalaya state in India by the Khasi people. Khasi is part of the Khasi-Khmuic group of languages, and is distantly related to the Munda branch of the Austroasiatic family, which is found in east-central India.
There are many tribal languages in Meghalaya. Hindi has been declared as an Official Language by our Constitution. Promote the innate feeling of the non-Hindi speaking people for promotion of Hindi language, literature, art & culture in the Meghalaya More over this will help the students also when they come out of the region in big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune etc. The project will enhance their confident level while dealing with the people other state. So we should take major step to create about the importance of our Official language. We are organizing many such conference and seminars where we will highlight why Hindi is important.
The project would be implemented in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya and focus on improving the Hindi education in the selected areas. The project would also put an effort to break the silence among the locales while interacting. This National Conference (Under our scheme “North-East Hindi Promotion Campaign”) will be organized by Purvottar Hindi Academy (A Educational & Literary Organization of the North East). This Conference, one of its kinds, is being organized in all 8 states of North Eastern. But we are targeting in Meghalaya. Region for uplifting of official language Hindi, for the third time. More than 80 literary and linguistic delegates will be participating in the every Conference. A total of around 200 delegates will comprise from the NE States. Felicitation will be accorded to all the participating delegates.
This Conference is being organized for creating a conductive environment towards a proper working culture in various Central Government offices in our very own official language Hindi and will have varied beneficial effects on the local literary atmosphere. The efforts will be on favor the academy for the further acceptance of Rajbhasha Hindi as well as other Indian Languages by the local people of North-Eastern Region.