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‘Hindi has to adapt to science and technology’, says President Ram Nath Kovind

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Hindi has to conform to science and technology to enhance its spread, President Ram Nath Kovind Monday said, adding that smartphones could be well used to propagate the language as they act to reduce distances.

HERE’S WHAT PRESIDENT KOVIND HAS TO SAY ABOUT HINDI AS A LANGUAGE:

1.Hindi has a strong presence on the world map

2.Outside India, more than one crore people speak Hindi and it is being taught in universities of major countries

3.To enhance its presence, Hindi has to adapt to science and technology both in content and dissemination

PRESIDENT KOVIND ON THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY

“We live in the age of technology. Smartphones are eroding distances between languages and technology could similarly be used in the propagation of Hindi,” Kovind said felicitating Indian scholars who were acknowledged at the 11th world Hindi conference in Mauritius recently.

PRESIDENT RAM NATH KOVIND ON 11TH WORLD HINDI CONFERENCE

The 11th World Hindi Conference saw the participation of more than 2,000 representatives from 45 countries, he said.

During the event, the president also lauded the role played by Hindi cinema in popularising the language within the country and abroad.

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