Bhopal: Understanding the importance of functional knowledge of national language Hindi in the country, Catholic Hindi Sahitya Samiti has decided to make acquiring functional knowledge of Hindi and the local dialect mandatory for the catholic priest and principals of missionary schools running in the Hindi speaking belt.

Taking a view of the fact that a big number of such officials belong to South India, the move is aimed at making interaction between the school administration and parents of the school wards better apart from communicating in a better way with the local populace.

Two months Hindi learning classes will be run in this regard.

Five-member committee, under the chairmanship of Bishop Frenco Mulkal, has been set up to implement the scheme. Madhya Pradesh Catholic Church spokesperson, Father Anand Mutungal would be its secretary.

Bishop Mulkul said that a work plan regarding this initiative has been formulated for all the Hindi-speaking sates along with MP. According to the plan, prayers in Churches will also be offered in Hindi.

The seminars of prominent Hindi writers will also be organized to encourage the move.

Arch Bishop Dr. Leo is the organiser of the Hindi language organization in the state.