[lg policy] India: Govt to frame policy to promote Gujarati language

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 11:01:22 EST 2018


Govt to frame policy to promote Gujarati language: Rupani
PTI <http://indiatoday.intoday.in/author/PTI/1.html>
January 5, 2018 | UPDATED 01:00 IST
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Ahmedabad, Jan 4 (PTI) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani
<http://indiatoday.intoday.in/people/vijay-rupani/52157.html> today said
his government will come up with a policy to promote the Gujarati language
and sought inputs from academic bodies in this regard.

He asked the Gujarat University and the Gujarat Sahitya Akademi to guide
the government in formulating the policy.

To promote Gujarati, the government will come up with a language policy,
Rupani said.

He was speaking at the inaugural function of the Gujarat Literature
Festival (GLF) at the Gujarat University premises here.

"The Gujarat University should take the initiative, and together with the
Gujarat Sahitya Akademi, it should help the government in the policy
formulation.

"You (the university and the akademi) should guide the state government in
this direction," he said.

Admitting that Gujarati has not received importance like languages of other
states, Rupani said events like the GLF will help promote the language.

He said the state government will help in organisation of the festival.

Accompanying Rupani at the event was Amruta Fadnavis, a banker and wife of
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
<http://indiatoday.intoday.in/people/devendra-fadnavis-maharashtra-cm/24611.html>.


Awards in different categories were also distributed at the literary event
which will go on till January 7. PTI KA PD RSY


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