Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar was the chief guest at University campus, New Delhi and delivered the convocation address.
In an effort to foster cross-cultural communication and understanding, the School of Foreign Languages at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has recently hosted a two-day International Translation Workshop titled “Translating from Foreign to Indian Languages and Vice Versa: Challenges and Implications.”
Speaking on the ocassion, Vice Chancellor Professor Nageshwar Rao highlighted the significance of translation, particularly in alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Dr Deepanwita Srivastava, Director of the School of Foreign Languages, emphasized on the strategic role the school plays in breaking barriers and fostering dialogue through translation on a global scale.
The event was attended by distinguished guests, including Marine Michel, Attachee from the Embassy of France, and Guillermo Martin Senderos, Cultural Attache from the Embassy of Spain in India.
As many as 70 attendees from various parts of the country, including university teachers, researchers, freelance translators, and senior students in French and Spanish languages, registered for the workshop.
The event also marked the launch of the Hindi-French Dictionary, developed by the Central Hindi Directorate, Min. of Education. Dr. Deepanwita Srivastava, serving as Editor-in-Chief of the dictionary, underscored the importance of such initiatives in promoting the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – One world, one Family, and highlighted the growing emphasis on vernacular languages in India’s foreign policy.
Moreover, the workshop also witnessed the launch of the M.A. Spanish Language program in the Open and Distance Mode, drawing significant interest from participants.