Lucknow: In an obvious reference to controvesies surrounding promotion of Sanskrit language, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today said when some outsider “praises” the same language he gets applauded, but when it is done by an Indian, he is subjected to criticism.
Irani was speaking at the launch of a web portal – ‘Bharatvani’, which focuses on becoming a single point source for multiple language learning.
She said work was also going on in writing of dictionaries that will bridge the gap between Hindi and 30 tribal languages.
Along with the portal, the Bharatavani Multi-lingual App called Bharatavani was also launched which will enable users to search for one language text in another language as well as get meanings in different languages, an official statement said.
According to HRD minister, this app is India’s first and largest multilingual dictionary.
Currently, the app has 35 multilingual dictionaries and the Education Ministry aims to extend it to 250 dictionaries in an year’s time. More than 130 dictionaries, glossaries and terminology books have been posted on the web portal, the statement said.