Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the regional languages and Hindi had the biggest contribution during the freedom struggle.
His remarks came at the 36th meeting of the Committee of Parliament on Official Langauge on Tuesday. Amit Shah said that during the freedom movement, importance was given to Hindi and regional languages by India's great freedom fighters and they were aware that English should not be dominant, that is why today all Indian languages are rich.
While stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given respect to the country's official language by speaking in Hindi at various events and on international platforms, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that the work has begun to translate the curriculum of technical education and pharmaceutical education into the official language.
"PM Modi has given respect to our official language by speaking in Hindi at various events and on international platforms. Under his leadership, work has begun to translate the curriculum of technical education and pharmaceutical education into the official language. It'll bring a change in the country," said Union Home Minister Shah.
Under section 3 of the Official Languages Act 1963, this Committee was to be constituted after ten years of the promulgation of the Act. This Committee was set up in 1976 under section 4 of the Act. This Committee comprises 30 members of Parliament, 20 from Lok Sabha, and 10 from Rajya Sabha.
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(With inputs from ANI)
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