Atmanirbharta, a Hindi word for self-reliance is named as the Hindi word of the year by the prestigious Oxford Languages. The word has been used by the government of India on numerous occasions and is promoted as the new future for India. The initiative first started to act as a deterrence to humungous export expense the country indulge in. The make in India initiative was proposed by the government to uplift and enhance the self-reliance of India and thereby to cut-short the export expenses. Previous winners of this recognition are- Aadhar(2017), Nari Shakti(2018), and Samvidhan(2019). The recognition however doesn’t guarantee a place in Oxford Dictionary.
The advisory panel consists of language experts like Krithika Agarwal, Imogen Foxell, and Poonam Nigam.
The panel said that the word “validated the day-to-day achievements of countless Indians who dealt with and survived the perils of a pandemic”.