It is said that language does not belong to anyone, neither country, nor foreign, nor caste, nor religion, nor society. No one knows what language will be on someone’s tongue when. Similar is the story of the Central Hindi Sansthan and the organization that promotes Hindi. Yes, Kendriya Hindi Sanstha today teaches Hindi language to foreign people apart from the country itself. It was not founded by any Hindi-speaking literati or Hindi servant, but by a resident of Telugu-speaking Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Moturi was by Satyanarayan.
Dr. Moturi Satyanarayana was born on August 15, 1902 in Dondapadu village of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. He actively participated in the freedom movement. When Mahatma Gandhi started the movement for the promotion of Hindi from the year 1918, Moturi Satyanarayan also became prominent in it. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Mr. Jamnalal Bajaj, Chakraborty Rajagopalachari, Dr. With the help of Gopal Reddy, Andhra-Kesari Sri Tanghuri Prakashan Pantulu, etc., he carried Gandhiji’s message to every village and house to house. He had to serve jail time for this.
And thus became the Central Hindi Institution
In 1951, Moturi Satyanarayana founded the Akhil Bharatiya Hindi Parishad in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. This institute was a Hindi teacher-training institute. Following this, the Council started the All India Hindi College in 1960. The functions of the college continued to expand in the following years. It received support from many Hindi scholars, mystics and educationists. Later the central government entrusted the management of the college to the Central Board of Hindi Education, whose main objectives were teaching-training, educational research, multifaceted development and dissemination of Hindi at the all-India and international level. Later this college was renamed as Central Hindi Institute.
Dr. Moturi was conversant in several languages
Dr.Moturi Satyanarayan was conversant in many languages. He was fluent in his mother tongue Telugu as well as Tamil, English, Urdu, Hindi and Marathi. They were all in favor of Indian languages. He also served as the Prime Minister of Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha. He was also the Principal Secretary of the Telugu Language Committee. Along with this, he was also a member of Madras Legislative Council and Rajya Sabha. He was later honored with the Padma Bhushan for his work.
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You will be surprised to know that this year 82 students from 16 countries were selected to study Hindi at the Central Hindi Institute. Most of them are Sri Lankan students. The selection committee has selected eight from China, three from Colombia, one from Kazakhstan, three from Mongolia, four from Nigeria, three from Romania, three from Russia, five from South Korea, one from Slovakia, 21 from Sri Lanka, one from Sweden. 13 from Tajikistan, five from Thailand, one from Trinidad and Tobago and seven from Uzbekistan have been selected.
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First Published: September 14, 2022, 12:31 IST
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