Ministry of Education launches Bhasha Certificate Selfie to encourage cultural diversity

The Ministry of Education has launched a “Bhasha Certificate Selfie” campaign to encourage cultural diversity and promote multilingualism and to foster the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

The Bhasha Certificate Selfie initiative aims to promote the Bhasha Sangam mobile application, developed by the Ministry of Education and MyGov India. Using the app, people can learn more than 100 everyday phrases in no less than 22 programmed Indian languages. The initiative, under the aegis of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, will aim to ensure that people acquire basic conversational skills in Indian languages. To achieve this, a target of 75 lakh people acquiring basic conversational skills has been set.

The Bhasha Certificate Selfie initiative encourages people to upload their selfie with the certificate from their social media accounts using the hashtag #BhashaCertificateSelfie.

To receive a certificate authorized by the Ministry of Education, a user must download the mobile application, available in Android and iOS versions, select any language from 22 programmed Indian languages, complete all levels, pass a test and get a certificate.

Bhasha Sangam mobile app was launched by Minister of Education and Skills Development Shri Dharmendra Pradhan during the commemoration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas which is celebrated on October 31 every year to mark Sardar’s birth anniversary Vallabhbhai Patel.

At the launch of the Bhasha Sangam mobile app, Union Education Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said the National Education Policy 2020 outlines the vision of emphasizing the promotion of Indian languages . In future, language learning will be promoted as a skill with a formal credit system, he added.

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