Indian Railways to replace Urdu with Sanskrit on station signboards in Uttarakhand
The Railway ministry is now doing its bit to promote the use of Sanskrit in Uttarakhand.
Railway officials have decided to replace Urdu language with Sanskrit on all signboards at platforms.
The signboards which have names of railway stations written in Hindi, English and Urdu will now be written in Hindi, English and Sanskrit.
The decision, according to sources, has been taken as per provisions of the Railway Manual, which says that names of the railway stations should be written in Hindi, English and in the second language of the state.
In 2010, the Uttarakhand government had become the first in the country to give Sanskrit the status of second official language.
The then chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had said that he intended to promote Sanskrit in the state.
Himachal Pradesh followed suit in 2019.
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