Active GD- Is the call for communicating in Hindi instead of English viable/ acceptable? Yes or No?Quoting the Prime Minister's decision that the medium of running the government should be the official language, Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing the Parliamentary Official Languages Committee, has said that people from different states must communicate in Hindi instead of English. He has also said that Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English and not to the regional language.
Can this call be taken as a step towards declaring Hindi as the National Language? Considering the different languages spoken across the country and also taking into account the fact that Hindi is not spoken in many parts of the country, do you think it would be viable to replace English with Hindi?
It is in this context that we have decided to conduct an Active GD on the topic Is the call for communicating in Hindi instead of English viable and acceptable? Yes or No? Let us discuss the practicability, pros and cons, social and political implications etc of this suggestion.
Please come up with logical arguments to support your stand. Post responses and counter responses in such a way as to add value to the discussion and raise it to a meaningful level. It goes without saying that there should be no personal references or attacks in your arguments and please do not bring in unwarranted political and regional angles that might hurt others or divert the discussion from the main point in question.
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The GD will be closed on the 12th of April.
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