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Modi government to promote Hindi in Northeast, Southern states

News Agencies | Updated on: 9 June 2016, 14:39 IST

In a bid to popularise the use of Hindi across India, the Centre has decided to take steps to ensure that routine conversations in government offices are carried out in Hindi.

Union Minister Jintendra Singh said that attempts will be made to make the language more popular in the north-eastern and southern states.

Chairing a meeting of Hindi Advisory Committee, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that despite the government's emphasis on increased use of Hindi in official work, much was left to be done in this field.

Common colloquial Hindi used in routine conversation can be promoted to begin with, he said in a press release issued by the Personnel Ministry.

Stressing on the need to promote the use of Hindi in regions like the Northeast and South India, Singh said that Hindi has the capacity to serve as a common medium of communication for the whole country. He said it would also benefit youngsters who aspire for jobs in corporate sector and multi-national companies where knowledge of Hindi is given an additional weightage during selection.

Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, said the increased use of Hindi language requires experimentation with new ideas and application of innovative strategies.

As far as government working is concerned, he said that the approach should not be to impose Hindi, but to inspire to voluntarily adopt Hindi for larger interest of administration and ease of governance.


First published: 9 June 2016, 14:39 IST