The leaders who led the freedom movement in India felt the need for a single language for National Integration. The result was the movement called Hindi Prachar Sabha. This movement was started by Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1918 in South India. Slowly the movement gained momentum and now it is spread across the four southern states of India namely Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh. Thousands of workers are working in the centers of the four southern states.
In Tamilnadu the Hindi Prachar Sabha is located in Chennai, T. Nagar, Thanikachalam Road.
In Andhra Pradesh, it is located in Hyderabad, Khairatabad.
In Kerala the Hindi Prachar Sabha is located in Cochin, Chittor Road.
In Karnataka, the Hindi Prachar Sabha is located in Dharwad, D.C. Compound.
Courses offered by the Hindi Prachar Sabha can be taken through Regular courses or through Distance Education. For those who want to learn Hindi and who are not near the centers can opt for the Distance Education courses. Courses offered through Distance Education are M.A. and P.G. Diploma in Translation.
The Hindi Prachar Sabha conducts regular courses that lead to the award of M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., D.Lit., and P.G. Diploma in Translation and Journalism. The Post Graduate centers of the Hindi Prachar Sabha are found in South India in Ernakulam, Dharwad, Hyderabad and Chennai. The P.G. Courses in Chennai are available from the year 1964 when it was started by Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri.
The courses offered by the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha vary in duration according to the course offered. B.A. course is for three years and M.A. is for two years. The P.G. Diploma is a one year course and the M.Phil., course is also for one year duration. The Ph.D. course is for two years. For more information on the courses you can always contact the centers in the respective states.
Publications by Hindi Prachar Sabha
Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha of various states publish magazines that contain articles on the language and literature which is helpful for those states. Apart from that at the All India level, a monthly Hindi magazine called the Hindi Prachar Samachar is available in the form of gazette. Quarterly magazines like Dakshina Bharat Literary magazine are also published. Hindi Patrika a magazine is published in Tamilnadu in that center. Similarly magazines like Keralbharati in Kerala and Poornakumbh in Andhra Pradesh are published. In Karnataka, the monthly magazine is named as Bharat Vani.