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Central Hindi Directorate
The Central Hindi Directorate was established on March 1, 1960, by Government of India under the then Ministry of Education (now Ministry of Human Resource Development), Department of Higher Education to promote and propagate Hindi as well as to develop it as a link language throughout India in pursuance of Article 351 of the Constitution of India. The Headquarters of the Central Hindi Directorate is located at New Delhi. Its regional offices are located at Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Guwahati. Since its inception, the Directorate has been implementing a number of schemes for the promotion and development of Hindi.
The Directorate has been implementing a number of schemes as follows:
- Hindi for Government Servants - Central Hindi Directorate has been conducting a number of courses such as Certificate Course in Hindi, Diploma Course in Hindi, Advance Diploma Course and Course Prabodh, Praveen and Pragya for Govt. Servants.
- Scheme of publication of monolingual/bilingual, trilingual and multilingual dictionaries.
- Correspondence courses
- Awards to Hindi writers
- Extension services and programmes,
- Hindi teaching and Promotion through Audio cassettes.
- Grants to voluntary organisations for the propagation of Hindi including scheme of assistance for publication/purchase of books.
- Purchase of Hindi books for free distribution.
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