Indira, Rajiv names dropped from two Hindi awards

The government has dropped the names of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi from two awards for propagating Hindi.

  • The two awards launched more than two decades ago   have been discontinued by the Union Home Ministry,
    •  ‘Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar’    
      (‘इंदिरा गाँधी राजभाषा पुरस्कार’)
    •  ‘Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gyan-Vigyan Maulik Pustak Lekhan Puraskar’,
      (‘राजीव गाँधी राष्ट्रिया ज्ञान-विज्ञान मौलिक पुस्तक लेखन पुरस्कार’,)
  • which instead launched two new schemes for doing outstanding work for promoting the progressive use of official language.
    • ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar’
      ( ‘राजभाषा कीर्ति पुरस्कार’)
    • ‘Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar’
      (‘राजभाषा गौरव पुरस्कार’)

Sources: The Hindu.

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