The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has kicked off a Hindi Fortnight at Dabolim airport from September 14.
The Hindi Fortnight was inaugurated at the hands of airport director Bhupesh Chand Hans Negi by lighting the traditional lamp in the presence of former head of Hindi department Parvatibai Chowgule College Margao Dr Om Prakash Tripathi, project in-charge Gagan Malik, deputy general manager (operations) Capt Vivek Atri, deputy general manager (finance) D C Dash, deputy general manager (operations) Jagdish Urkude and other senior officials.
In his address, airport director Negi said, “Like every year for the promotion of Hindi, this year Hindi fortnight is being organised at Goa airport from September 14 to September 28.”
Constitutionally, Hindi is the first official language and the most spoken and understood language of India. This is the administrative and constitutional duty of all of us that we should execute our official work in Hindi, in order to promote the official language”.
He said that in today’s changing technology, social media sites including Google use apps in the Hindi language.
“The importance of Hindi has been understood not only by ordinary people but also by companies associated with technology,” said Negi.
The former head of the Hindi department Parvatibai Chowgule College Margao Dr Tripathi said, “Hindi is a thread which is derived from Gandhiji’s Charkha and is uniting the whole country”.
The programme was conducted by the supervisor (official language) Ranjit Gupta.