27th September, 2002
Ministry of Law & Justice  


During the Hindi Fortnight being observed all over the Government from September 13 to 27, 2002, 41 officials of the Union Law Ministry were awarded prizes for their efficiency in Hindi, the Official Language of the Union, at a function here today.

The prizes are in four categories of first, second, third and consolation containing a sum of Rs. 1000, Rs. 800, Rs. 500 and Rs. 250 respectively. Besides, for initiating basic work in Hindi two prizes were awarded in the category of first with a sum of Rs. 1000 to two personnel and Rs. 600 in second prize for three personnel. The prizes comprise essay competition, translation, noting and drafting, typing speed and original work in Hindi both for Hindi and Non-Hindi speaking officials.

Speaking on the occasion, the Addl. Secretary, Legislative Department, Dr. K.N. Chaturvedi, who gave away prizes to the recipients, congratulated them for the excellence of their performance in the Official Language of the Union ((OLU) and hoped that this would inspire others to work hard and attain desired efficiency in Hindi for similar prizes next year. The Joint Secretary and Legislative Counsel, Shri N.L. Meena, who also spoke on the occasion, appreciated the initiatives taken by the Non-Hindi officials in improving their skills in Hindi and hoped that in the days to come they would make a mark of efficiency in Hindi.

The Hindi Fortnight is observed in Government offices all over the country in the second half of September every year to mark the adoption of Hindi as the OLU in the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly in September 1947.