Govt plans project to show linguistic diversity in cyberspace

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New Delhi: With an aim to showcase the country’s linguistic diversity in cyberspace, the Centre is planning an ambitious ‘Bharatvani Project’ in which knowledge in all languages will be collected on a web portal which is intended to be the world’s largest.

 

In a letter to Vice Chancellors of all universities seeking material for this project, UGC Secretary Jaspal Singh Sandhu said the idea behind it is to make India an open knowledge society, in the era of digital India.

“It is proposed to develop it as the largest language portal in the world by aggregating multimedia content from all Indian writers, governement and non-governmental institutions, education institutions like boards of education, textbook corporations, universities, academies, publication houses etc,” Sandhu said in the letter written on Tuesday.

The project also aims to disseminate classical literature and develop e-content in different languages.

The UGC Secretary asked universities to become partner institutions and contribute books and material in different languages, in digitised and non-digitised forms, for the project.

He also asked universities to share the names of institutions and individuals who could also share such material.

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