Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu says Hindi played 'historic role' in development of India's unity
At the 16th annual convocation of the 'Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha' in Hyderabad, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said Hindi has played a 'historic' role in the development of India's unity, integrity and linguistic goodwill
Hyderabad: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said Hindi has played a "historic" role in the development of India's unity, integrity and linguistic goodwill.
Addressing the 16th annual convocation of the 'Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha' in Hyderabad, Naidu said, "For the unification of the nation there is no element more powerful than the language spoken by most of the Indians."
"Language can help good governance because information and knowledge can create an enlightened citizenry," the vice-president said, according to an official release.
"Hindi has played a historic role in the development of India's unity, integrity and linguistic goodwill," Naidu said.
He said in 1936, the office of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha was established in Vijayawada and as the presidents of this sabha, freedom fighters such as Konda Venkapapayya Pantulu, Andhra Kesari Tungturi Prakasham Pantulu, Bejawada Gopalreddy, Swami Ramanand Tirtha did a great work.
"It is heartening to know that the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha has not only promoted Hindi but also prepared a large number of Hindi teachers, translators and publicists," he added.
Naidu also said that the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha of Andhra and Telangana is celebrating its 16th annual convocation and he reminded the audience of Mahatma Gandhi ji's view that no country is independent in a true sense, until and unless it speaks in its own language.
Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali was among the dignitaries who were present at convocation.
As per the schedule, the Andhra University in Visakhapatnam is all set to hold the AP ICET 2021 exam on 17 and 18 September.
It is a day to remember and honour the adoption of the Hindi language, written in the Devanagari script, as one of the official languages in the country.
The Andhra Pradesh government said it was 'only studying' the proposal right now and would take a final call only after deliberating it with the stakeholders.