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Hindi is the only means to unite the nation: Raghubar


Ranchi, Sept 14: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said Hindi was the identity of the Indian culture and was the only ‘sutra’ through which the entire nation be brought together.
Addressing a programme organized on the occasion of Hindi Diwas at the project building here he said that questions over Hindi would be raising questions on the unity and sovereignty of the nation. He said for the sake of unity of the nation it was important that all contribute to enrich the language. Das said language and tradition and culture is the identity of any nation. The chief minister said only such country was developed who have maintained their culture and tradition. He said despite 600 years of slavery India has managed to keep its culture and tradition alive and there was a challenge to maintain that. He said the language was being spread across the nation and the language was the fourth largest spoken language in the world. He said there was a need to rise above the mentality of English and give importance to importance of Indian languages.
The CM further said that Mahatma Gandhi had said that English was rich language. He said people should learn other languages as their was no objection to that but place of Hindi should be on top. He said since Independence Hindi has been the language of interaction and said it was unfortunate that Hindi was celebrated on one day of the year. He said the people cannot run away from their responsibility by celebrating Hindi Diwas and there should be self pride in the language. Das said the state government has accorded importance to Hindi and other regional languages as these were the identity of the state and the government was taking many steps to promote them. He said that at the state level examinations these languages have been included. He said some vested interests are trying to destroy the tradition and culture but the government would not allow such vested interests to fulfill their motto. During the programme the best essay writers and small story writers were also felicitated. The CM also felicitated Ashok Priyadrashi and others for their contribution to the language. Those present also included State Election Commissioner N N Pandey, Principal Secretary to CM Sanjay Kumar and Principal Secretary Personnel and Rajbhasha Department Nidhi Khare and many others.

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