As Indians do we realize – India has more than 30+ languages and so many dialects. ALL OUR NATIVE LANGUAGES ARE SACRED! So now it is amazing that the Rajya Sabha has expanded to 22 the number of official languages it can conduct business.
So what are these:
- Sanskrit (from our scriptures), Hindi and English. Sanskrit will always be No. 1.
- All others in no particular order: from the South – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam; from the West – Marathi, Gujarati, Konkani, Sindhi; from the East – Oriya, Bengali, Maithili, Assamese, Bodo, Manipuri, Santhali; from the North – Dogri (in Jammu & Kashmir), Kashmiri, Nepali, Punjabi and Urdu.
Rajya Sabha currently has simultaneous interpretation for Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. This is almost as much as what happens at the United Nations (where believe it or not Hindi is NOT even an official language), Rajya Sabha will expand the list from July 18 and add five more – Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani, Santhali and Sindhi will be added to this list. Lok Sabha will deploy interterpreters for – Bodo, Maithili, Manipuri, Marathi and Nepali.
So, so many more of our citizens and elected leaders can feel at home in Delhi and the parliament – which let us not forget belongs to ALL. Let us imagine what this message sends to citizens of the remotest part of the country… How would they feel when their leaders speak in their native language and translation happens on national TV…
Source: The Hindu
- 16 Jul 2018
Lilly Singh, a Canadian Punjabi, besides being a comedian and writer, is a YouTube sensation with over 10 million followers and one of its top earners, was appointed as the newest UN Global Goodwill Ambassador. Lilly Singh, who is around 27 years was voted by Forbes in 2017 to be a top influencer in the entertainment industry.
Source: Jagran Josh
- 18 Jul 2017
China sells to India Rs. 400,000 crores of goods each year while India sells only a fifth of that or Rs. 80,000 crores to China. China supports Pakistan, a country that supports terrorist activities openly, has blocked our NSG membership, there are diplomatic disputes in the United Nations and other places, regularly infiltrates in India to test or attempt to push its borders and so many things. Now the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), has appealed to people to boycott Chinese products, and several individuals are doing it by choice. Should all Indians and businesses pool together and start to boycott Chinese goods to reduce imports and to teach China a lesson. This could hit them even harder as China is in the midst of a business downturn?
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 23 Oct 2016
India is courageously raising awareness in United Nations and other global forums of the extensive human rights violations in both Balochistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, the genocide of local people by the Pakistan army and the total absence of democratic rights. Thousands have been driven out and thousands have disappeared without any trace. Balochistan, which is about 40% the size of Pakistan, actually was to be an independent country. India is not stopping at these actions, but All India Radio will start a Balochi language service and website, and setup powerful transmitters for the broadcasts to reach people in Balochistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Source: Zee News
- 17 Sep 2016