KATRA, June 2: Translators’ orientation programme for Knowledge Text Translation in Dogri was inaugurated today by Prof Sudhir K Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, here today.
Organized by School of Languages and Literature in collaboration with National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, the programme is a part of Government of India’s scheme to establish translation as an industry in general and, to facilitate higher education by making knowledge texts accessible to students and academics in Indian languages in particular. The objective of the programme is to create a knowledge society by transcending language barriers and to disseminate knowledge in all Indian languages listed in the VIII schedule of the Constitution through translation.
Prof Lalit Magotra, Convener, Sahitya Akademi and former president Dogri Sanstha, delivered the key note address while Shailender Singh, SSP and Sahitya Akademi awardee Dogri writer, was the guest of honor.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Jain appreciated the mission of NTM and efforts of School of Languages and Literature to organize an event on Transltion, which is of immense national importance in the present times.
Shailender Singh highlighted the importance of Dogri as a language which can be uplifted only if every Dogri speaking individual feels pride in his/her language and contributes in real sense for making the Dogri language vibrant.
The keynote speaker, Prof Lalit Magotra gave an in-depth presentation on the evolution of language and how translation has contributed in knowledge production and can further contribute in enriching societies.
Prof V K Bhat, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences spoke on interdisciplinary nature of the programme. Dr Vandhana Sharma, Director, School of Languages and Literature, said that aim of the programme is to orient Translators and to decolonize their minds too.
Sunil Choudhary gave a presentation on the objectives and mission of National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.