Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Nandan Nilekani, launched the Hindi version of the UIDAI web portal, here on Wednesday to mark Hindi Diwas.
“The website is quite comprehensive and is a complete Hindi translation of the UIDAI portal. Unlike other websites translated into Hindi, this Hindi portal is a sensible translation of the master website,” said Shri Nandan Nilekani.
Detailing the objective of launching the Hindi website, Shri RS Sharma, Director General & Mission Director, UIDAI said, “Hindi is our national language and considering the fact that the UIDAI is for all Indian residents, we needed to give the website a pan-India appeal and hence the Hindi website.” He added, “The website will offer updated information in real time and no compromises will be made in terms of the quality of information on the website. Both, Hindi and English websites, would be in sync with each other.” Shri Sharma even lauded the efforts of Shri BB Nanavati, DDG, UIDAI, who facilitated the entire exercise of website translation. The Hindi website link has been provided on the UIDAI website (www.uidai.gov.in).
In his address, the UIDAI Chairman called for due respect to the national language and encouraged the UIDAI staff to use the national language in the day-to-day functioning of the UIDAI. His views were echoed by the UIDAI DG and Mission Director, Shri RS Sharma as well. He said, “Wherever it is practical, we must use Hindi for official communication.” He underlined that the UIDAI would be diligently observing the Hindi fortnight.
Apart from the website launch, several other activities also marked the day at the UIDAI Headquarter. A cultural programme, organized to celebrate 62-years of the national language status accorded to Hindi, was quite appreciated by the audience, including the Director General and Mission Director, UIDAI, RS Sharma.
The program commenced with the welcome address by Shri Devendra Kumar, Deputy Director General (DDG), followed by saraswati vandana and a cultural performance by a few UIDAI staffers. Later, Kumar Alok, (DDG) read out the Home Minister’s Hindi Diwas address.
The program concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by the Assistant Director.