[lg policy] Nagaland: Biannual ‘TOLIC meet’ held at ARTC&S

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 10:36:59 EST 2018

Biannual ‘TOLIC meet’ held at ARTC&S
Published on 26 Feb. 2018 11:28 PM IST
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Second biannual meeting of Dimapur TOLIC (Town Official Language
Implementation Committee) was held at Assam rifles training center & school
(ARTC&S), Dimapur under the chairmanship of commandant, ARTC &S, brigadier
Gurjap Singh on February 23.
During the meeting, TOLIC Major, Bhavana Sharm addressed the gathering with
a welcome speech while Naib Subedar (Hindi translator) Deshraj of ARTC&S
gave a detailed brief on various aspects of the TOLIC meet. Representative
members of various government offices presented their inputs and reports on
their progress on implementation of Rajbhasha Hiondi in their respective
After assessing the progress on implementation of Hindi in central
government offices in Dimapur, brigadier Gurjap Singh stressed upon
importance of progressive use of Hindi and exhorted all members to
implement the policies issued by the government of India regarding
publicity and implementation of the official language policy.
Earlier, the commandant also emphasised on how motivational steps can be
resorted for implementation of Hindi by means of incentives and
appreciations in all Central Government Offices. Commandant applauded
efforts of the members of TOLIC Dimapur for their keen efforts on wide
publicity of the official language.
Meanwhile, in order to enhance the spirit of healthy competition amongst
the offices of central government, TOLIC shield scheme 2016-2017 was
introduced in which offices were adjudged as first, second and third in
order of their dedicated efforts on implementation of official language
policy. Office of the chief engineer, Sevak Project, food corporation of
India, regional office, Dimapur and office of DIG, Range , CRPF, Khatkhati
were awarded first, second and third positions respectively.
11 tactical air centre, 173 Bn CRPF, No.1 main group Assam Rifles,
Headquarters 6 Sector Assam Rifles and 32 Assam Rifles were also given
commendation certificate for their good work in the field of official
language implementation.
Later, valuable suggestions and feedbacks on implementation of “Rajbhasha
Hindi” were invited by the secretary Major Bhavana Sharma and the same was
addressed and discussed in the meet. 39 members of central government
offices situated in Dimapur attended the meet.


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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