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Indian languages to be explored at four-day festival in New Delhi

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New Delhi: Tamil, Bangla, Marathi and Dogri are the four Indian languages to be explored in detail at the 5th edition of Indian Languages Festival – (ILF) Samanvay 2015, the four-day event starting from Thursday in New Delhi.

The event, from 26 to 29 November, scheduled to take place at the India Habitat Centre in the national capital aims to bring the best from the Indian languages to the forefront, I am in DNA of New Delhi reported.

‘Insider/Outsider: Writing India’s Dreams and Realities’ is the centre theme of the four-day festival which will focus on a thematic exploration of ‘Insider/Outsider’ in the contemporary socio-political and cultural context of India.

The event will commence with the speech of the noted thinker Professor Aijaj Ahmad on ‘The Languages of a Union’. Besides, a tribute would also be paid to the late RK Laxman and his matchless legacy.

Tamil writer Perumal Murugan’s novel Madhorubhagan would be honoured with the fourth ILF Samanvay Bhasha Samman on November 28. Other eminent writers would also be facilitated at the event.

On November 28, Tamil writer Perumal Murugan’s novel Madhorubhagan would be honoured with the fourth ILF Samanvay Bhasha Samman. Also, Eminent Malayalam poet and translator Attoor Ravi Varma named the winner of the debut Vani-Samanvay Distinguished Translator Award will be felicitated.

The four-day festival will be marked by various Art works, workshops, volunteer sessions, conversations, book exhibitions and performances.

Click here for the schedule of the event that will begin at 6 pm Thursday.

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TikTok ‘Safety Centre’ Now in 10 Indian Languages

With the launch of the localised website, users across India can also learn to keep their accounts private, the need to use strong passwords and avoid spreading personal information

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

China-based short video sharing platform TikTok on Wednesday launched a localised version of its “Safety Centre” with safety policies, tools and resources in 10 Indian languages.

The “Safety Centre” aims to educate users about protection measures while using the platform and is now available in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Malayalam and Punjabi, among other languages.

It also leads users to two resource pages that would help tackle anti-bullying as well as an advisory for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

The logo of the TikTok application is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken Feb. 21, 2019. VOA

“Since the launch of TikTok in India, we have seen phenomenal user growth.

“With the launch of our localised Safety Centre along with our resource pages for anti-bullying and the general elections, we aim to reaffirm our commitment to India and ensure a safe and positive online environment,” Helena Lersch, Director, Global Public Policy, TikTok, said in a statement.

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With the launch of the localised website, users across India can also learn to keep their accounts private, the need to use strong passwords and avoid spreading personal information. (IANS)