Minister of Education Hon'ble Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan to launch Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav and Technology & Bharatiya Bhasha Summit
New Delhi : The Ministry of Education is set to launch Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav and a two-day summit titled "Technology & Bharatiya Bhasha Summit" on September 30 and October 1, 2023. The inaugural ceremony will be graced by Hon'ble Minister of Education, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, at the Baba Saheb Dr B. R. Ambedkar International Centre, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi. Shri Sridhar Vembu, Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIIT-DM, Kanchipuram, and CEO of Zoho Corporation, will deliver the keynote address.
The summit, organized as part of the Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav, will encompass three pivotal thematic sessions: (i) Technology for Bharatiya Languages, (ii) Technology in Bharatiya Languages, and (iii) Technology through Bharatiya Languages. These themes will emphasize the integration of technology in promoting Bharatiya Bhasha, including its role in teaching, training, examination, and translating educational materials. The summit aims to facilitate a seamless transition from the current education ecosystem to one rooted in Bharatiya Languages, in line with the NEP-2020 vision.
AICTE Chairman Prof. (Dr.) T G Sitharam has expressed his support, stating, "The integration of technology in Bharatiya Languages is a significant step toward modernizing education. This summit will set an example of our commitment to preserving and promoting our rich linguistic heritage while embracing the opportunities that technology provides."
During the summit, key discussions will be held on agendas like "Leverage Technology for Bharatiya Languages", "Operating Systems and Software Localization", "Search Engine Localization" and more.
During this two-day summit, a comprehensive roadmap for realizing the vision of education in Bharatiya Languages will be charted, with active participation from stakeholders across various sectors, including academia, students, research scholars, edutech and infotech industry professionals, technical experts, media representatives, and freelancers. The summit will be jointly organized by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), and their constituent institutions, such as the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), University Grants Commission (UGC), National Educational Technology Forum (NETF), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Centre for Vocational & Technical Education (NCVTE), National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE), Bharatiya Bhasha Samiti (BBS), and others.
For more information and registration details, please visit the Summit website: https://technology-bharatiyabhasha.aicte-india.org.