[lg policy] Naidu wants Hindi promotion panel to meet twice a yr

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 11:05:04 EDT 2018

 Naidu wants Hindi promotion panel to meet twice a yr

Team MP | 3 April 2018 1:04 PM Naidu wants Hindi promotion panel to meet
twice a yr New Delhi: Expressing concern over the Hindi Salahkar Samiti of
Rajya Sabha not meeting for the last three and half year, Chairman M
Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday directed that two meetings of this important
committee should be held every year henceforth, mandatorily. Naidu presided
over the meeting of the committee, meant for promotion of the use of Hindi
in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat on Tuesday. After a detailed review of the
implementation of the Official Language Policy in the Secretariat, the
members of the committee while noting the substantial use of Hindi in the
Secretariat stressed on the need for total compliance with the provisions
in this regard. Read This - FM Jaitley suffering from kidney-related
ailment According to an official communiqué, Naidu urged the members of
Rajya Sabha, hailing from non-Hindi speaking areas, to speak in Hindi if
they chose to do so without the fear of grammatical mistakes. Referring to
his own experience, Naidu recalled that he did not know Hindi when he first
came to Delhi but soon picked up the language by speaking without any
hesitation, it said. "King can do no wrong. You are Members of Parliament
and can speak freely without the fear of committing mistakes," Naidu said
at the meeting. Read This - Aadhaar not panacea for all ills: Apex court
Naidu said that the best way of propagating Hindi is encouraging its use
instead of forcing others to adopt it. "Knowing different languages is
advantageous and urged North Indians to learn any South Indian language of
their choice as it would promote national unity and integration," Naidu
said. Naidu also underscored the need to be proficient in mother tongue
first as it would enable learning other languages easily. It's worth
mentioning that last meeting of the Hindi Salahkar Samiti of Rajya Sabha
was held in December 2014. Soon after assuming the office of Chairman,
Naidu reconstituted the committee and convened its first meeting on
Tuesday. Besides Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, Rajya Sabha Members who
attended the meeting of the Committee include Satyanarayan Jatiya,
Harivansh, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, K Keshav Rao, Prabhat Jha, Ravi Prakash
Verma, Prasanna Acharya and Jharna Das Baid



 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
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