NEW DELHI: Hindi has to conform to science and technology to enhance its spread, President Ram Nath Kovind Monday said, adding smartphones could be well used to propagate the language as they act to reduce distances.
The president said Hindi has a strong presence on the world map.
Outside India, more than one crore people speak Hindi and it is being taught in universities of major countries, he said.
“To enhance its presence, Hindi has to adapt to science and technology – both in content and dissemination.
“We live in the age of technology. Smartphones are eroding distances between languages and technology could similarly be used in the propagation of Hindi,” Kovind said felicitating Indian scholars who were acknowledged at the 11th world Hindi conference in Mauritius recently. (AGENCIES)