15 Sep 2012

HLL wins Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha award for seventh time

Thiruvananthapuram: HLL Lifecare Ltd has won the prestigious Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha shield for a seventh time for its outstanding performance in implementing the official language, Hindi.
President Pranab Mukherjee presented the award to Dr. M. Ayyappan, Chairman and Managing Director of HLL, at a function in New Delhi on September 14, on the occasion of Hindi Diwas.
HLL won the second prize in the C-Region category of the Rajbhasha awards which have been instituted by the Union Home Ministry and the Department of Official Language, and are given to public sector units that carry out outstanding work in promoting and propagating Hindi.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh and senior government officials were present on the occasion.
Hindi Diwas is observed across the country to commemorate the historic occasion of the adoption of Hindi as the official language of the constituent assembly on September 14,
1949. The presentation of the Rajbhasha awards by the President is the high point of the celebrations.