GUWAHATI, April 3 - A seminar was organised by the Town Official Language Implementation Committee (PSUs), Guwahati, in the Jubilee Hall of Guwahati Refinery recently on the theme, �Enhancement of Hindi implementation in Digital India�.
The seminar, inaugurated by Union Minister of State Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, was attended by representatives from TOLIC organisations of eastern India such as Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Sunabeda, Patna, Ranchi, besides TOLIC organisations of the North East.
On his arrival at the Refinery, the Union Minister was given a ceremonial guard of honour by the jawans of the CISF Guwahati Refinery unit.
On the occasion, a short-film on the theme of the seminar was also premiered. Kiren Rijiju also released a souvenir at the event.
In his speech as the chief guest at the inaugural session of the seminar, Rijiju called for use of the official language by all in its simple form. �Hindi is our national identity. The language connects the citizens of India. We should opt for use of the language in its simple form because simplicity devises way to success,� he said.
Rijiju also hoped that such initiatives would further help in proper implementation of the language, which in turn would further unite the northeastern part of the country with its mainland.
Jogen Barpujari, Executive Director (Guwahati Refinery) and chairman of TOLIC (PSUs), Guwahati, said the initiative of Digital India would be helpful for proper implementation of Hindi in the government and semi-government offices.
�The theme of this seminar coincides with the fact that digitisation and Hindi implementation need to be supporting each other for all-round development of the country,� he said.
The programme was also attended by Bipin Bihari, Joint Secretary, Rajbhasha Department, Ministry of Home Affairs; Anup Kumar Sarma, Executive Director, Oil India Limited; Apurba Kumar Bhattacharya, Senior General Manager (Human Resource) and RK Aggarwal, Regional Executive Director, Airport Authority of India, among others.