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Bharatvani Portal & App Launched
Jun 01, 2016

The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry recently launched the multilingual knowledge portal www.bharatvani.in  at Lucknow. This portal and Bharatavani App will perform the task of bringing about digital revolution in the county. 

  • The Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru is implementing this ambitious project.

Key Features

One Point Language Resource: Bharatvani is the first knowledge portal of its kind in India which focuses on becoming a single point source for multiple language learning, content and technology.

Given India’s diversity, Bharatvani is an attempt to bring the people of India under one portal, its goal being to bridge the digital and language divide, with the idea to publish as well as involve people in the Open Knowledge movement.

Window to Language Diversity: Government of India with the launch of this multilingual portal reiterates its commitment to the protection, preservation and inclusion of all Indian languages through technological development without discrimination. India’s diversity includes a treasure trove of knowledge and indigenous culture and the Government will take all measures required to develop the spread of Indian languages across communities and cultures.

Fostering National Integration: By its very nature, Bharatvani aims to foster national integration by emphasizing on multilingual and cross-lingual learning tools and technologies. Many cross-lingual grammar books, learning courses, will not only enable learning of languages but their transliteration will enable people to learn another language instantly. This can be experienced by way of the Bharatvani App, which has been so designed to enable users to read any language in any script through any language interface.

Catalyst to Language Technology Development: Technology Development for Indian Languages will be made much easier with Bharatvani turnout to be India’s largest language Corpus.  Digitization of hundreds of multilingual, multi-topic dictionaries, will provide Bharatvani a massive data set of linguistic terminologies, thereby leveraging research and development.  Bharatvani aims to establish itself as a single point online window to knowledge in and about Indian Languages, dictionaries, language IT tools and textbooks.

  • Bharatvani makes available knowledge already published by Government and publicly funded institutions all over the country and puts it across for free and fair public usage, by deploying a robust, interactive, user friendly web tools. Its content is protected by fair usage clauses under the Indian Copyright Act.

The Bharatvani Multi-lingual App will enable users to search for one language text in another language as well as get meanings in different languages. Currently the App has 35 multilingual Dictionaries and MHRD aims to extend it to 250 dictionaries in a years’ time. 

Contents in Bharatvani

The Bharatvani Portal would publish the content in the following main sections:

1. Pathya Pustak Kosh: Textbooks by various authorities

2. Gyan Kosh: Encyclopedic Knowledge base in all languages

3. Shabda Kosh: Dictionaries, Glossaries, Terminologies,

4. Bhasha Kosh: Language learning books

5. Soochana Praudyogiki Kosh : IT tools ( right now linked to TDIL)

6. Bahumadhyam Kosh: Multimedia content

• More than 130 Dictionaries, Glossaries and Terminology books have been posted on the web portal. These dictionaries are available in text and PDF formats.

• Many institutions both at National and State level have declared their support to this initiative and have already signed MoUs with Bharatvani.

• All content in print and other formats will be completely digitized and put onto the portal in the form of searchable text.

• The portal has been launched in 22 scheduled languages, which eventually will be extended to 100 more languages

 


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