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‘Language moves from complexity to simplicity’ – Amit Shah on the occasion of Hindi Diwas

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‘Language moves from complexity to simplicity’ – Amit Shah on the occasion of Hindi Diwas

“निज भाषा उन्नति अहै, सब उन्नति को मूल”, Mentioning the renowned litterateur Bharatendu Harishchandra’s famous poem, Home Minister Amit Shah has extended his best wishes to the countrymen on the occasion of Hindi Diwas.

He emphasized that the progress of our language is the basis of all-round progress. Shah said that all our Indian languages and dialects are our cultural heritage, which we must carry. He added that Hindi neither ever has competed nor will compete with any other Indian language. Only by strengthening all our languages, a strong nation will be created. The Home Minister expressed his belief that Hindi will become a medium to empower all the local languages.

In his message, Home Minister said that India has been a country of diverse languages, and, Hindi unites the diversity of languages in the world’s largest democracy.

Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, Indian languages have received due recognition and respect at national and global forums.

Department of Official Language of the Ministry of Home Affairs is making continuous efforts by leveraging modern technology to enrich the Indian languages to establish them as languages of public administration, education, and scientific use. He said that in order to develop the official language according to technology, the Department of Official Language has created a memory-based translation system ‘Kanthastha’. Taking a new initiative, the Department of Official Language has also created the dictionary ‘Hindi Shabd Sindhu’. This dictionary is being continuously enriched by including words from Indian languages included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution. The department has also made an ‘e-Mahashabdkosh’ mobile app comprising a total of 90,000 words and an ‘e-Saral’ dictionary of about 9,000 sentences.

Hindi has been a democratic language, it has honoured different Indian languages and dialects as well as many global languages and adopted their vocabularies, sentences, and grammar rules.

Original and creative expression of any country is possible only through its own language, All Indian languages and dialects are our cultural heritage, which we have to carry with us.

Union Home Minister said that the principle of language change says “language moves from complexity to simplicity.” Shah said that in his opinion, simple and clear words of Hindi should be used in office work. He expressed confidence that with these efforts of the Department of Official Language and by assimilating from all the mother tongues, Hindi, with people’s acceptance, will achieve scientific and technological acceptance and will emerge as rich official language. Once again, congratulations to all on the occasion of Hindi Diwas.

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