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Posted on Nov 22, 08:14PM | UNI
Hindi is the language that promotes patriotism and national consciousness, Mr K Babu, Kerala Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise, said today.
Inaugurating the Hindi fortnight celebrations organised by HLL Lifecare Limited here, he said, "Hindi is deeply entrenched with India's freedom struggle, which was not about freeing India from British rule but also unifying the varied groups of the country's population. Gandhiji put forward Hindi as a national language to bring together the people of India.
The language has a major role in unifying the people of the country and in promoting the concept of 'one nation, one people'," the Minister said.
"Youngsters these days are found to be reluctant in learning languages as they feel that it does not bring sufficient employment opportunities,' he added and complimented HLL's earnest efforts for propagating India's national language.
Babu also gave away the Rolling Shield for the best implementation of official language policy for the year 2011 to HLL's Kanagala Factory, Belgaum.
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare,Ghulam Nabi Azad, in a message said, "As the national language, Hindi ensures its growth by imbibing the spirit of various vernacular languages and unifies the nation." In his message, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Union Home Minister said, "Today, not just people interested in knowing India, but also those in commerce and industry are learning Hindi. As such, it becomes important for all of us to promote the use of Hindi. This will benefit us all."