Staff Reporter

BERHAMPUR: Hindi has to be made more computer-friendly to increase its acceptance, with this note the three-day 20th All India Rajbhasha Sammelan concluded at Gopalpur beach resort in Ganjam district on Thursday.

Governor of Chattisgarh, E.S.L.Narasimhan was the chief guest of the concluding session.

The dignitaries present at this function included Union Minister of State for Rural Development, Chandrasekhar Sahu, working chairman of National Hindi Academy Ratnakar Pandey, Chairman, Swadesh Bharati, Berhampur University Vice-Chancellor B.K.Sahu and Chairman of the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology K.Bijay Kumar. Narayan Kumar, the organizer of seventh world Hindi conference was honoured. Later, it was declared that the next All India Rajbhasha Sammelan would be held in Simla.

Mr. Narasimham distributed prizes and mementoes to organizations and dignitaries who attended the conference. Mr Bijay Kumar said most of the Indian languages have originated from Sanskrit. Mr Bharati and Mr Pandey urged the Central Berhampur University to start a post graduate course in Hindi.

Replying to this request, the V-C of the university, Mr Sahu said the university is contemplating to start a School of Languages which would Hindi at post-graduate level.