Sushil Muhnot, Chairman & Managing Director, inaugurated the Hindi Day and Rajbhasha Pakhwara to be held from September 14 to 28, 2011 across all offices and branches of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). Established on April 2, 1990, under the Small Industries Development Bank of India Act, 1989 SIDBI is "the principal financial institution for the promotion, financing and development of industry in the micro, small & medium enterprises sector and to co-ordinate the functions of institutions engaged in similar activities and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. All employees of SIDBI will commemorate the occasion of ‘Hindi Day’ celebrated every year after Hindi was adopted as the Official Language of the Union of India on September 14, 1949.
SIDBI has organised several promotional contests and competitions during the Rajbhasha Pakhwara. Also, during the Rajbhasha Pakhwara, one employee in each of the departments at HO level & of every office/ branch will be awarded for performing maximum work in Hindi & promoting Hindi.
Incidentally, it is mentioned that, SIDBI organises an Annual Rajbhasha Shield Competetion across all offices and branches for promotion of the Official Language Hindi and implementation of O.L. Policy & offers Shields & Certificates of Merit to winner departments/offices that promote Hindi the most in business matters. Secondly, to motivate its employees for use of Hindi, the Best Hindi Worker in each zone is also crowned as the ‘Sarvottam Rajbhasha Pratinidhi’ every year under two categories viz. Hindi & Non-Hindi speaking.
Sushil Muhnot, Chairman & Managing Director, SIDBI, said, “It is our duty & responsibility to carry out our official work in Hindi. This would help us in establishing rapport & better relation with public as well as with our customers. SIDBI has shown good progress in the implementation of Hindi and the Official Language Policy as per the Annual Programme on O.L. Implementation of Govt. of India. SIDBI connects to the people of Bharat because we are India’s apex financing and developmental institution fuelling SMEs/ MSMEs --- the engines of growth for making this country’s economy grow faster, stronger and higher.”
Thereafter, N.K. Maini, Dy. Managing Director, SIDBI read out the Message from Hon’ble Home Minister P. Chdambaram and V.S.Rathod, Executive Director, SIDBI read out the Message from Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
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