In a bid to promote all Indian languages and to bridge the language divide, PM Modi spoke in four different languages- Kannada, Telegu, Marathi and Hindi, at the closing ceremony of the centenary celebrations of the Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul in Varanasi.
His gesture drew massive applause and came as a huge, befitting rebuttal to those who try to further their political agenda by spreading rumours and fears of Hindi imposition against the Modi government and the BJP.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that he was fortunate to get the blessings of saints and seers. He said that Veershaiva tradition encouraged people to rise above virodh (opposition).
“Nation is run not by power but by sanskriti, We must introduce the young generations to our spiritual heritage and show them the path from bhakti to mukti,” he said.
PM Modi has always promoted different languages of India through his speeches. Even at the ‘Howdy Modi’ event, PM Modi had made a similar gesture. Rattling the ‘Hindi imposition’ detractors, which routinely accuse the Modi government of imposing the Hindi language upon the rest of the Indian languages and regions, the Prime Minister took the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ stage to say ‘everything is fine’ in several Indian languages, gloriously ending the ‘Hindi imposition’ debate and making the Indian American audience fall into a swoon.
PM Modi’s efforts and inclusive behaviour towards all languages have debunked all myths that were being propagated after India marked Hindi Diwas on September 14 last year.
Union Home Minister, Amit Shah had made an appeal to unify the country with the country’s most popular language in terms of speakers- Hindi. In his tweet, he mentioned that it is “important for India to have one language marking its identity globally.”
However, he had also made it clear that while the Hindi language can unify the country, India is a country of many languages and that every language has its value.
Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement on the importance of Hindi as a common language was misinterpreted to the extent that people were influenced to believe that the government is keen to impose Hindi as the sole medium communication in the country, disregarding all other languages of the land.
Deliberate attempts were made to create a false alarm about the government’s intentions. PM Modi however did not make any remarks about the unnecessary controversy. But being the exemplary orator that he is, he has been time and again assuaging all such false concerns, effectively busting the vicious propaganda of Hindi imposition against the Modi government.
At ‘Howdy Modi’, which in Texan would roughly translate to ‘How do you do, Modi?’ PM Modi replied in eight different Indian languages to convey that ‘everything is fine.’
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2019
Now, PM Modi’s speech in four different languages at the closing ceremony of the centenary celebrations of the Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul in Varanasi should effectively clear all concerns about Hindi imposition.
Prime Minister Modi’s outreach to different Indian languages time and again should make all those fanning unnecessary controversies think about what they speak. He has repeatedly made it a point to humiliate those who were rumouring about alleged Hindi imposition. Rest assured, PM Modi will give a befitting response to Hindi imposition fear mongers at every single opportunity, leaving them red-faced and badly embarrassed.