Says technological advancements can make literature accessible to people
New Delhi, Dec. 12 (Delhi Crown): Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has called for proactive and concerted efforts to increase the number of translations of literary classics in various Indian languages.
In this regard, he suggested leveraging technological advancements in translation to make the rich heritage of regional Indian literature accessible to people in their own mother tongue.
Addressing the Foundation Day celebrations of the Telugu University in Hyderabad, Naidu on Sunday praised the efforts of institutions such as Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University in translating classics into other Indian languages. He called for more such efforts from similar universities to preserve and promote the use of different languages in India.
Noting that globalisation has had a widespread impact, the VP stressed that it must be ensured that the youth must not lose touch with their cultural heritage. Noting the importance of language in forming one’s identity and boosting self-confidence in the youth, Naidu said people must take pride in speaking in their mother tongue.
On the occasion, he also observed that the National Educational Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) aims at promoting Indian languages and encourages primary education to be in the child’s mother tongue.
He said the medium of education must be in mother tongue up to higher education and for technical courses too.
In this regard, Naidu called upon the universities to undertake advanced research in languages and improve the scientific and technical terminology in Indian languages in order to facilitate their wider reach and use in academia.