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Official events should be conducted in ‘national language’: Harsh Vardhan

The minister made the remarks at a seminar, 'Role of security forces in combating wildlife crimes', that was organised by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 22, 2017 4:49 pm
Harsh Vardhan, national language, official events, Sashastra Seema Bal, ssb, india news,latest news The minister made the remarks at a seminar, ‘Role of security forces in combating wildlife crimes’, that was organised by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

Official events should be conducted in the “national language” wherever possible, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said today, while lauding the use of Hindi in such programmes. Vardhan, the minister for environment and forest and science and technology, said he has observed that 95 per cent of the programmes in his ministries are conducted in English.

“I am happy that the programme is being conducted in Hindi. It is not a sin to compere in English. But wherever possible, if we can use our national language for conducting the proceedings, then the environment probably becomes more pleasant (satvik),” Vardhan said, while speaking in Hindi.

The minister made the remarks at a seminar, ‘Role of security forces in combating wildlife crimes’, that was organised by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). The SSB, a paramilitary force under the Ministry of Home Affairs, guards the borders along Nepal and Bhutan.

Stressing on giving women officers more prominence in official events, Vardhan said that he has asked his ministries to ensure that at least one-third of the panelists on the dais during such events are women scientists.

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    Lovely
    Sep 23, 2017 at 6:28 pm
    sorry we do not want BIMARU language
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      Ash
      Sep 22, 2017 at 6:24 pm
      Perfectly fine.When in Bengal he should be prepared to talk and listen in Bengali. In Assam be prepared for Assamese Tamil Nadu,you better know Tamil.Do I need to carry on.GDP is down and sliding.Terrorists attacks are increasing and all you can think about is promoting Hindi at a security conference.The conference is really for the professionals to CONFER,something that's difficult when they won't understand the speaker .Why should Hindi be used as link language ,why not bhojpuri.Personally I feel there is no need to invite politicians to these events as they simply take up important time and have nothing to offer.
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        Lovely
        Sep 22, 2017 at 4:57 pm
        But Hindi is not national language. It is just official another regional language.
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