NIT Srinagar hosts second OLIC meeting

Srinagar: The Official Language Implementation Committee (OLIC) on Monday held its quarterly meeting at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar to review the progress report of Hindi language on the campus.

Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal who is Chairman OLIC appreciated the work of OLIC members and stated that all things are being streamlined for implementation of the Hindi language on campus.

He said to increase the use of Hindi in the institute; training sessions will be arranged for interested employees of the Personnel Department soon in which they will be given basic knowledge of Hindi language.

He said there is a need to promote and popularize the Hindi language among the people. The language has its own history and legacy; he said adding that in future NIT will use Urdu language along with Hindi for its sign boards.

In his message, Registrar NIT, Prof Syed Kaiser Bukhari said all directions from the Official Language Implementation Committee (OLIC) are being followed in letter and spirit.

‘Several meetings were conducted this year to ensure its full implementation on the campus,” he said.

In the meeting, the chair directed that efforts will be made to make the printing material used in the institute bilingual in a phased manner such as nameplates, rubber stamps, departmental boards etc.

The members also discussed that there is a need to discuss again on the inclusion of Hindi in the logo of the institute. If adding additional material to the logo does not cause any problems in the shape of the logo, then it can definitely be changed in the future.

The chair was appraised that use of Urdu language along with Hindi will also be included in the future plans of the institute, due to which the activities in the institute can be given a trilingual form.

The meeting was attended by all OLIC members including Prof. Najeeb-Ud-Din (Dean Academic Affairs), Prof. Abdul Liman (Head, HSSM), Dr. Yeswant Mehta (Head, MME), Prof. Kowsar Majid (Head, Chemistry), Prof. Tanveer Jalal (Head, Mathematics), Dr. Mohd. Abid Bazaz (Head, Dept. of EE), Prof. (Dr.) A.Q Dar (Head, CE), Prof. A.H Bhat (Chairman, CSC).

Assistant Registrar, Mohd. Iqbal Dar who is Hindi teaching supervisor attended the meeting, Hindi Officer and secretary of OLIC, Dr. Ravi Bhushan (EED), other coordinators including Dr. Brajesh Kumar (CHE), Dr. R.P. Shukla (Civil Eng), Dr. Neeraj Gupta (Dept. of EE), Dr. Brajindra Singh Sengar (Dept. of E&C), Dr. H.S. Pali (Dept. of ME), Dr. Amrit Pal Singh (IT), Dr. Atendra Kumar (Maths), Dr. Nasir F. Butt (HSSM), Dr. Mohd. Zubair Ansari (Physics), Dr. Amandeep Singh (T&P), and Dr. Sabzar Ahmad Batoo from Rajbhasha Cell was also present in the meeting.

The formal vote of thanks was presented by Hindi Officer Dr. Ravi Bhushan (EED). (KNS)

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