Rajnath Singh says govt officers should use Hindi to promote language

Singh also welcomed the recommendations of a Parliamentary committee on official languages which was recently accepted by President Pranab Mukherjee. 

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 3, 2017 4:34 am
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UNION HOME Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said government officials should use Hindi as much as possible to encourage the spread of the language, and that the government is developing a mobile application named ‘Leela’ to make the language more popular. Addressing a meeting of the Hindi Advisory Board, Singh said that Hindi can be “communicated easily by everyone”, which is one of the reasons that has made the language “popular and influential”.

During the meeting, one member suggested that there should be a Hindi logo for the Indian Police Service, and that all police officials should have bilingual name badges on their uniform. Another member of the advisory board suggested that all official documents and reports should be published in Hindi. Singh also welcomed the recommendations of a Parliamentary committee on official languages which was recently accepted by President Pranab Mukherjee.

The President had accepted 110 of 117 recommendations in the report. Some of these recommendations are:

Giving students the option to write their examinations in Hindi.

Making minimum knowledge of Hindi a must for government jobs.

The government should spend more on advertisements in Hindi as compared to English.

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    Sayon Dutta
    Jun 6, 2017 at 3:06 am
    I like Rajnath Singh's idea because Hindi is also an important language like English. There is a difference between imposing a language and promoting it. I support Hindi being promoted in an inspiring way to get people in India to realize the importance of this language.
  2. L
    Jun 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm
    Now, this NDA govt will get 220 seats only. Who ever wanted to promote that govt lost elections or something bad happened. 1. Official Language Act 1963 was passed by Nehru under pressure but he but could not continue thereafter. 2. Morarji Desai issued directives to promote Hindi, his govt lasted for 2 years. 3. PV Narasimha Rao cons uted Hindi Committe to appease BIMARU lobby and could not continue for 2 nd term. 4. In 2011 this Hindi recommendations were drafted by. P. Chidambaram but lost elections in 2014. 5. Now, Rajnath Singh is interested in promoting Hindi among non Hindiwalas. Guess what will happen to NDA in 2018? Food and language fascism will be decisive factor. 5. Will NDA get majority in 2018. Guess?
  3. L
    Jun 3, 2017 at 4:03 pm
    It means non- BIMARU state people are II cl and bow before BIMARUs. My best suggestion is to completely abolish English language in schools of BIMARU states.Then this hypocracy will stop for ever. Then all BIMARU walas will mean only hindi.This NDA Govt has been indulging in all kinds of facism. There is no doubt about it.
  4. L
    Jun 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm
    It seems present Govt is meant for BIMARU states only. Instead of good governace and creating more jobs the NDA govt is indulging in uistic terrorism.
  5. L
    Jun 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm
    When will BIMARU states people will learn one additional language?. An average non Hindi speaking person speaks minimum three languages. Speaking simple Hindi and writing complicated hindi is different. Rajnath Singh is giving cunning replies. Any imposition of Hindi on south indians will boomerang on NDA govt. BIMARU states leaders and officers send their kids for english medium and shun hindi. It seems hindi is meant for helpless persons. Raj Nath Singh says one should learn english but not not become english man . Very cunning of him He should stop taking tea then , which is english man beverage.ALL UP MLAs sons and daughter study in english boarding schools. What is the reason?
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