Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla virtually inaugurated an online Indian and foreign language learning course for Members of Parliament, State / UT Legislatures, Officials, and their families, organized by the Lok Sabha Secretariat at the Parliament House Complex on 22 June 2021.
According to an official release, the Parliamentary Research and Training Institute for Democracies (PRIDE), Lok Sabha Secretariat will organize Online Indian and Foreign Language Learning programme.
Along with 22 Indian languages included in 8th Schedule of the Constitution, Online learning classes will also be held for six foreign languages – French, German, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Classes of Guajarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Sanskrit will commence from July 5 onwards.Classes of Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Urdu, Santhali, Nepali, Meitei (Manipuri), Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili and Punjabi will start from July 12 onwards.
Ambassadors of France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Russia, and Spain virtually joined the inauguration session and appreciated the initiative of the Lok Sabha Speaker.