Charging the BJP authorities on the Centre with imposing Hindi, Chief Minister and DMK president M.Okay. Stalin on Wednesday mentioned his celebration’s language battle right now was to protest towards the language dominance, being pushed by the BJP.
“It has grow to be a routine for the BJP authorities, ruling the Indian Union, to impose Hindi. From imposing Hindi within the administration to imposing it in schooling, they assume their main goal after coming to energy is to impose Hindi,” he mentioned.
Addressing a public assembly of the celebration in Tiruvallur, Mr. Stalin mentioned within the line of 1 nation, one faith, one election, one examination, one delicacies, one tradition, the BJP was making an attempt to wipe out different native languages within the nation by selling Hindi. “The BJP authorities is overtly imposing Hindi. The Union authorities, which observes Hindi Day doesn’t observe the times for different State languages. The significance given to Hindi shouldn’t be solely sidelining different languages however wiping them out,” he added.
Apart from utilizing Hindi as an administrative-official language, the BJP was utilizing the language to impose authority, Mr. Stalin mentioned, and added that the BJP nationwide celebration was making an attempt to exchange English with Hindi because the hyperlink language.
Referring to the two-language coverage in Tamil Nadu, he added that Tamil ought to be accepted as one of many nation’s administrative languages, together with different State languages, and reiterated that Hindi shouldn’t be imposed. Whereas the Union authorities spent over ₹643 crore between 2017 and 2020 for selling Sanskrit, it spent solely over ₹22 crore for selling Tamil, he mentioned, and added that the quantity spent for selling Sanskrit was 29 occasions increased than the spending for selling Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Odia.
“We aren’t the enemy of any language. One can study as many languages as they need. However on the similar time, we won’t settle for whether it is imposed with an intention to dominate,” he mentioned. “The controversy now shouldn’t be whether or not to study Hindi. It’s as much as everybody to study any language they need.”
Mr. Stalin mentioned Tamil Nadu had confronted 5 phases of language battle — in 1938-40, 1948-50, 1953-56, 1959-61 and in 1986 — and recalled the contributions of assorted Tamil students and reformer leaders, and people who ‘sacrificed’ their lives. Recalling the contributions of the DMK for Tamil language, Mr. Stalin mentioned it was in the course of the first DMK authorities when the Madras State was renamed as Tamil Nadu.
Solely due to the ‘two-language coverage’, he mentioned, youth from Tamil Nadu have excelled throughout the globe.
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