Bank of Baroda, India’s second largest bank presented the
award ‘Maharaja Sayajirao Bhasha Samman
2019’ to Ms. Sweta Singh,
eminent journalist, anchor and Senior Executive Editor of AAJ TAK during its
Annual Official Language Function held at Mumbai.
The Bank constituted this award in 2015 with a view to
honour an individual every year who has played significant role in promoting
Hindi Language. Under the scheme, Bank’s Executive Directors, Shri Shanti Lal
Jain and Shri Vikramaditya Singh Khichi presented a cheque of Rs. 1,51,000/-
and a certificate of appreciation to Ms. Sweta Singh for her outstanding
contribution in promotion of the language through electronic media.
On this occasion, Ms. Sweta Sign said ‘we should not
hesitate speaking in Hindi, it is our responsibility to keep words alive.
Speaking in Hindi does not lessen the importance of other languages. We should
not stand against any specific language. Nonetheless, our own language is more
close to our heart and accordingly it should get appropriate honour.