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    Hindi an unbreakable part of Indian culture: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

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    The Union Home Minister further said that with the recent implementation of the National Education Policy, along with Hindi, other regional languages would also develop at the same level.

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    NEW DELHI [India]: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday extended his wishes on the occasion of "Hindi Diwas" calling the language as an "unbreakable part of Indian culture" adding that Hindi has been working to "unify the whole country" since centuries.

    "A country is identified by its border and geography, but its biggest identity is its language. The various languages and dialects of India are its strength as well as a symbol of its unity. In India, which is full of cultural and linguistic diversity, 'Hindi' has been working to unify the whole country for centuries," Shah tweeted (roughly translated from Hindi).

    "Hindi is an unbreakable part of Indian culture. It has been an effective and powerful medium of national unity and identity since the freedom struggle. The greatest strength of Hindi is its scientificness, originality, and simplicity," he added.

    The Union Home Minister further said that with the recent implementation of the National Education Policy, along with Hindi, other regional languages would also develop at the same level. "With the new education policy of the Modi government, there will be parallel development of Hindi and other Indian languages," Shah tweeted.

    The Home Minister is set to deliver a message to the countrymen on the occasion of Hindi Diwas today.

    "Union Home Minister Amit Shah will deliver a message to the countrymen on the occasion of Hindi Diwas (September 14, 2020), which will be broadcast on Doordarshan's National Channel at 10.30 am," read a release by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

    The Hindi language was first adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India as the official language of the Republic of India on September 14, 1949.

    The decision of using Hindi as an official language of India was legalised by the Constitution of India on January 26, 1950.

    Hindi is spoken as a native language by 258 million people and is recognised as the fourth most spoken language in the world.
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    4 Comments on this Story

    Ramesh govindaraju36 days ago
    Please read as " Hindi an unbreakable and is part of Indian culture", can someone explain to Home minister.
    Sankar Hariharan37 days ago
    If we closely watch those who sponsor Hindi to be the link language, one can notice that they are NOT at all comfortable with normal spoken English leave alone using it in official side. Further, none of the Hindi speaking states follow tri-lingual policy and English is a nightmare for them. So it is not at all a surprising fact that Southern states more so Tamilnadu vehemently opposes introduction of Hindi, as they fear that their own language will take back seat. See what happened in Maharashtra, where, for a long time, especially, movie makers, just produced ONLY Hindi movies, completely neglecting local Marathi. So our Home Minister argument can't be that easily accepted.
    karthick subramanian37 days ago
    call back all of your minister's children studying abroad and ask them to study only in Hindi. Country is struggling and this guy is concerned about language..never thought one party of fools will be followed by another
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