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Bhasha Sangam Initiative

Bhasha Sangam initiative for Schools- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education.

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Bhasha Sangam initiative for Schools- Context

  • Recently, Union Education and Skill Development Minister launched the Bhasha Sangam Initiative for schools, Bhasha Sangam Mobile App and Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Quiz App
    • Bhasha Sangam Initiative was launched to commemorate Rashtriya Ekta Diwas which is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

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Bhasha Sangam initiative- Key Points

  • About: Bhasha Sangam is an initiative of the Ministry of Education under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, to teach basic sentences of everyday usage in 22 Indian languages.
  • Aim: To ensure that people should acquire basic conversational skills in an Indian language other than their mother tongue.
  • Recent developments: The government launched three sub-initiatives under the Bhasha Sangam scheme. They are-
    1. Bhasha Sangam initiative for Schools
    2. Bhasha Sangam Mobile App
    3. Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) Mobile Quiz

Rashtriya Ekta Divas: Celebrating Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

 

Bhasha Sangam initiative for Schools

  • About: Bhasha Sangam initiative for Schools is an initiative for school children that is being made available on DIKSHA, ePathshala and through 22 booklets.
  • Development: Bhasha Sangam initiative for Schools is developed by NCERT.
  • Objective: Through this program of Bhasha Sangam learners in school will be able to get acquainted with all the languages-their scripts, pronunciation.

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia

 

Bhasha Sangam Mobile App- Key Points

  • About: Bhasha Sangam Mobile App is an initiative of the department of higher education and has been developed by a start-up called Multibhashi in collaboration with myGov.
  • Description of App: The Bhasha Sangam Mobile App initially has 100 sentences of everyday usage in 22 Indian languages.
    • These sentences are available in both Roman script and in the script of the given language, and also in audio format. More sentences will be added to the list.

Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS)

 

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) Mobile Quiz- Key Points

  • About: The quiz consists of over 10,000 questions on the states of India and has been developed by Nazara Technologies through the Innovation Cell of this Ministry.
  • EBSB Quiz game is targeted toward children and youngsters of Bharat for helping them learn more about our different regions, states, culture, national Heroes, monuments, traditions, tourist locations, languages, geography, history, topography.

 

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