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Home Minister Amit Shah wants a common language for India, says Hindi can unite country

Speaking at a 'Hindi Divas' function, Amit Shah said Hindi should reach every individual and every home in the country.

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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday pitched for a common language for the country and said it is Hindi which is spoken the most and can unite the whole country.

The home minister also said efforts will be made to expand Hindi to different parts of the country and asked everyone to use their native languages as much as possible.

“India has many languages and every language has its importance. But it is absolutely necessary that the entire country should have one language that becomes India’s identity globally,” he said in a series of tweets in Hindi.

Shah said that today, if any language which can unite the country, it is Hindi that is spoken the most.

“I want to appeal to people to promote their native languages but also use Hindi to make the dream of Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) and Sardar (Vallabhbhai) Patel of one language come true,” he tweeted.

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Later, speaking at a ‘Hindi Divas’ function, Shah said Hindi should reach every individual and every home in the country.

“Next year we will hold the Hindi Divas functions in different parts of the country. I appeal to every parents to speak to their children in their own language and also with the co-workers,” he said.

He said when the country will face the next general election in 2024, Hindi would have achieved a monumental status.

The home minister said socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia had said in a democracy, the language of the government should be a language which people can understand.

“When I first took charge of the Home Ministry, in the first 10 days, not a single file has come to me with Hindi noting. Now, 60 per cent files which come to me have Hindi notings,” he said.

Shah said a language can survive only if the new generation feels proud in speaking in the language.

“It is our strength that we have many languages and dialects. We have to see that a foreign language does not overtake a native language,” he said.

The home minister also said during the freedom struggle, the Congress conventions used to take place in different parts of the country and such initiatives empowered Hindi in those areas.

Shah said if a Hindi-medium student is asked to speak for 40 minutes in Hindi, he won’t be able to do so.

“There is so much influence of English on us that we cannot talk in Hindi without its help,” he said.

Shah said Hindi should be taken in areas like law, science and technology.

He said the Centre will teach children in northeast states to read and write Hindi.

“I was in Guwahati last week. I am told that many people are hiring private tutors to teach Hindi to their children. We have decided that we will teach them Hindi, he said.

The home minister also referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee and late External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who delivered their speeches in UN General Assembly in Hindi.

“Swaraj had ensured that the UN issues regular Hindi bulletins also tweets in Hindi,” he said.

Hindi Divas is observed to mark the decision of the Constituent Assembly to extend official language status to Hindi on this day in 1949. It was first observed in 1953.

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  1. If u want to be a great leader please avoid these type of things… i have lived in Delhi… UP….. interiors of tamilnadu and kerala……..
    …i am a nationalist and have voted for modi last time….
    Modiji ia talking in hindi in ISRO ,UN,Indian diaspora is foolish….
    Talk in language all people
    But its time for grow above ordinary politics of deal and tricks……… its time to serve bhratmata with utmost devotion and learning….attarct good people with gods grace to help u….to get bleaainga from innocent ordinary indians….
    To get the country out of 1000 years of political impotency

    The present BJP is not a grassroot level stuff
    But a pack of card in inverted pyramid like structure which is only strong as the card on the tip…..
    we support u in art 370…..we dont support dispropotionate growth of reliance (who are u trying to fool by sending an IT notice to reliance)
    There is huge insecurity and losses and fear among mind of smallscale enterpeuner traders employyees of economic impact of ur policies……
    If u are really interested in BHarat ….please bring temples out of control of state and vested groups………
    Bring our real essence of this culture hidden or lost in debate of cow and mob killings….
    Bring out intellectual power……..
    Follw a centrist economist policy …
    Dont sell the foolish idea of economic superpower….
    If any thing that will bite u back with deadly venom is the economic superpower myth and language chavunism…
    Attempt for a 6 to 7 percent equitable growth….
    Destroy or make it difficult for antinational black money to operate…….
    Lot of great hindus are out of Rss radar who are eminent scholars and masters…..
    Bharat mata deserves a better Hr minister…
    We need a better finance minister and better Niti Ayog with no conmans and lobbyists masqurading as swadeshis nside it….
    Hindi dont represent whole of India…….i am very fluent in hindi…i enjoy many hindi music and literature….
    But may i tell u what amitji has spoken is the
    typical closet mind of a mediocre insecure type

    We deserve better with this mandate…
    Just u have implimented art370 dosent absolve u of all other faliures…. .
    Ur foriegn policy have seious cracks that maibstream media is not reporting…
    Last weeek Russia today gave a hour long propoganda show for Imrankhan on prime time abt Kashmir… u beleive it ……..our ally for 70 yrs is abt to switch if u dont him deals like missile defence system evey month..there is a serious pak sino russian aliance in our border going to happen…
    And only people we have is a discredited weakened america and insignificant france…..

    Kashmiri seperatist are waiting for revenge….
    Anti national forces aee waiting…..enemies are just silent but waiting for cracks to happen…..

    And these are the kind of talks that they are waiting for……..


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