New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to set up 15 new regional language academies across the city including an Odia language academy.
Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Assamese, Kashmiri, Marwari, Haryanvi, Garwahali, Kumaoni and Jaunsari are the other languages which have been selected for the new academies.
The Delhi Cabinet also gave its nod for an academy for foreign language.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds charge of the Art, Culture, and Language department, while speaking in the Delhi Assembly said, “Delhi is a culturally rich city where people from all parts of the country live and work. It is this diversity that forms Delhi’s vibrant and cosmopolitan culture.”
Currently, six language academies—Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Sanskrit, and Maithili-Bhojpuri are running in Delhi.