National Digital Library of India is in Assamese Language
Dr.Nirmal Ranjan Majumdar
It is a good news for Assam that from now onwards, NDLI is available in Assamese language as well. On 22nd February, noted and prominent litterateur of Assam, Padma Shri Dr. Lakshmi Nandan Bora launched the Assamese interface of National Digital Library of India (NDLI) in an event organized at IIT Guwahati. It is to be noted that NDLI is a project sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT). This unique project was first launched in May, 2016 on experimental basis. Previously though this library consisted of other Indian languages along with English, but now Assamese language is included as well. That means, the ‘home page’ of this digital library will also be available in Assamese language. NDLI, now an essential part and parcel of the Indian Higher Education scenario, provides its service to the users free of cost in Hindi, English, Assamese and other languages. It holds more than 4.5 crores of learning resources till February, 2020. These learning resources are available in different medium from school level to post graduate level. Android smartphone users can download it from ‘google play store’ and iPhone users can download from ‘app store’. Through online, along with bulk registration, users can also opt for individual registration in this digital library.