Promoting Hindi for better governance: Centre

Just promoting Hindi, but not imposing on anyone: Centre


Hindi is India’s national language. Central government constantly wanted to promote it. Many measures were taken by central government to improve the use of Hindi in normal conversation as well as in official meetings.

The government also decided to promote Hindi in North East and South India where it is a not major common language of communication among people.

Centre says that the main motive behind promoting Hindi in a huge manner is to ease governance and for the interest of public.

Yet, these constant methods used by the central government are seen as forcible imposition of Hindi on non-Hindi speaking states.

They alleged that it is not fair to impose Hindi forcibly upon them as each state has its own language and is using it in official correspondences as well as by normal public.

DMK leader M.K. Stalin allege that the states who do not speak Hindi are treated as second-class citizens by the central government.

In the wake of these allegations by non-Hindi speaking states especially by South Indian states, central government supported its decision of Hindi promotion methods.

The government yesterday stated that it is not imposing Hindi on any state or anybody but just promoting like any other regional language.

Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu also stated that no language is being imposed by the government on anyone.

Earlier, Committee of Parliament on Official Language (CPOL) recommended that all dignitaries those who can read and speak Hindi, may be requested to give their speeches in just Hindi.

This is applicable to all the ministers and even to the president.

Announcements on board aircraft are made in Hindi and followed by English.

These recommendations were approved by President Pranab Mukherjee. From then onward, the controversy began.

So, the union cabinet ministers clarified that the central government has no such intention to impose Hindi forcibly.

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