The Delhi government has plans to establish 12 regional language academies with a vision to promote the culture and tradition.
As per the scheme of the things, languages like Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia, Assamese, Garhwali, Kumaoni, Jaunsari, Kashmiri and Marwari will be a part of Delhi government’s Art, Culture and Languages Department.
According to the officials, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who recently took charge of the ministry, wanted formation of the academies in the capital city.
“Since Delhi is the national capital, people from all parts of the country live and work here. It is this diversity that forms Delhi’s vibrant and cosmopolitan culture,” Sisodia said, in an official order.
“I have found that language academies play an important role in not only promoting the languages of different parts of the country but also the culture and tradition of different regions,” he added.
The ruling Aam Aadmi Party in its annual budget had also announced that they will set up multiple academies after the inclusion of Hindi and Sanskrit language.