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HRD Ministry withdraws Kashmiri translations under 'Bhasha Sangam' following row

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has withdrawn the translations of certain sentences under its "Bhasha Sangam" initiative following a row.

Last week, the ministry's and Literacy had initiated the "Bhasha Sangam", a celebration of linguistic diversity, with an aim to familiarise every child with simple dialogues in all the 22 languages under Schedule 8 of the Constitution.

The row erupted over the wrong translations of sentences from English to Kashmiri, from to Roman and from to Devanagari.

"Sentence translations in Kashmiri under Bhasha were prepared by NCERT in association with language experts from Dept of Education, J&K & University of @HRDMinistry is sensitive to the comments raised & has therefore decided to withdraw them," the ministry said in a tweet.

Under the initiative, the Central Board of (CBSE) had issued a circular asking the schools to dedicate one day to each language for 22 days.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 18:00 IST
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