The Union Home Minister said that one of the main objectives of the new National Education Policy is to protect and promote native languages.
- Shah made the statements while addressing the ‘Akhil Bhartiya Rajbhasha Sammelan’ in Varanasi
- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan were also present at the event
Varanasi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on a visit to poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday urged people to converse in their mother tongue and take pride in speaking their native language.
“Talk to your children in your mother tongue. There is nothing to be shy about. Our mother tongue is our pride,” he said while addressing the ‘Akhil Bhartiya Rajbhasha Sammelan’ in Varanasi.
Stating that we need to strengthen our ‘Rajbhasha’, he said that he loves “Hindi language more than Gujarati”.
Shah said that one of the main objectives of the new National Education Policy is to protect and promote native languages.
“One of the main points of the new education policy of the country is the protection and promotion of languages and also the protection and promotion of the official language. In the new education policy, emphasis has been laid on the official language and mother tongue. The new change that the Prime Minister has made will change the future of India,” he said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan were also present at the event.
“I want to say with pride that today there is not even a single file in the Home Ministry which is written or read in English. We have completely accepted the official language. Many departments are also moving in this direction,” the Home Minister said.
Shah is on a 2-day trip to Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal region, during which he is et to hold review meetings with the Vidhan Sabha in charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), strategise the party’s election campaign and boost the membership programme.
After landing in Varanasi on Friday, he offered prayers at the Kaal Bhairav temple and paid tribute to Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya at the Banaras Hindu University on his death anniversary.