Hindi a symbol of socio-political, linguistic unity of India: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Friday termed Hindi as the symbol of socio-political and linguistic unity of the country and pitched for the translation of literature of regional languages into it.

Addressing an event organised on the occasion of ‘Hindi Divas’, Naidu said Hindi was the main communication language among the freedom fighters of the country and it was spoken and understood by most of the people in the country.

“It was the symbol of social, political, religious and linguistic unity of the country. Even today, these qualities make it acceptable among all other languages,” he said. The Vice President said all Indian languages were vibrant and each of them had its own literature, dictionary and idioms.

“There should be more translation into Hindi, the literature of all regional languages, so that we can access the literature of all Indian languages easily,” he said. Naidu said it was not a matter of debate whether Hindi was the best among all Indian languages as there were many other languages which were older and more vibrant than Hindi. “Sanskrit is the mother of all languages and there are many regional languages which are very vibrant,” he said.

Naidu said Hindi was an easy and acceptable language spoken and understood by most of the people. He said language plays an important role in the implementation of government welfare schemes in a country and the schemes...

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