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New Delhi: Technology can play an important role in the development of Indian languages. This is the opinion expressed by Shri Balendu Sharma Dadhich, Director (Indian Languages ​​and Accessibility), Microsoft, New Delhi. According to Shri Dadhich, technology has both positive and negative aspects and it is our responsibility to make Indian languages ​​more effective through proper use of technology. Shri Dadhich was addressing Friday Dialogue, a program organized by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) on Friday.

Expressing his perspective on the topic “New Media: Emerging Opportunities in Indian Languages,” Shri Balendu Sharma Dadhich said that Unicode, a form of technology, has made it possible for 154 languages ​​around the world to run on your mobile and your desktop. computer. It is the connecting force of Indian languages. If there was no Unicode today, you wouldn’t be able to read news websites or send messages to people in your own language. He said Unicode played an important role in preserving scripts. Today, smartphones are coming with the interface of Indian languages. The use of operating systems has increased in many languages. The use of operating systems has increased in many languages. Indian languages ​​are increasingly making their presence felt in areas such as e-commerce and e-governance.

According to Shri Dadhich, the new media today have opened up a multitude of possibilities, but we must be careful not to depend too much on technology to the point of hindering our ability to think. Today the reader does not prefer “detailed information”. Instead of. They prefer to get it in small pieces. Writing 6 or 7 word stories has become more and more popular in recent years. In a nutshell, Shri Dadhich said that producing creative work is also an art of expression. These arts are gaining more and more importance in society due to the influence of the Internet.

Shri Dadhich said that new innovations in linguistics are giving people hope today. Many languages ​​whose survival today seems threatened could be saved if we could make meaningful use of these technologies. Sound processing and optical character recognition (OCR) have facilitated the digitization, preservation and distribution of linguistic content. Machine translation has helped bridge the language divide.

The program was led by Professor (Dr.) Anil Saumitra, Regional Director, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Amravati Campus and the welcome speech was delivered by Professor (Dr.) Govind Singh, Dean of Academics of the Institute. A vote of thanks was taken by Ms. Chhavi Bakaria, Academic Associate in the Outreach Department.


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