Should Hindi be the official language of India?


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Yukti Varshney said: (Dec 14, 2017)  
Hello Everyone.

This is Yukti Varshney.

I would like to appreciate the dogma of participants.

In my opinion Hindi should be the official language of India, As we know India is Hindustan so Hindi is the identity of India, although India is diversifying countryside, so it is very much difficult to adopt all language, everyone will favour to his state language, it's better to make one nation one language Hindi should be the official language of India. Children are unable to speak write read and understand the Hindi Language which is shameful being Indian. Hindi language must be mandatory in the office so our coming generation must be able to focus on Hindi. People ignore Hindi as it makes their standardized lower which is not true actually. People make their standard by speaking English. Most of the people focus on their state, not the entire country. If we following the same phenomenon for long do very soon India will loose it's identity of Hindi.

I strongly believe It should be an Official language of our proud nation.

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Naga said: (Dec 13, 2017)  
There should be no official language of India as there is no official sport of the country.

In my view, English is already filling the void of the common language connecting north and the south. It has been secondary or tertiary language in administration behind the official language of many states.

Moreover, Hindi does not represent the entire country but only north. So Hindi or any other language doesn't have a right to be the official language for such a diverse country as India.

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Dsr said: (Dec 10, 2017)  
Hi all,

In my opinion, Hindi should be the official language in India as we must have our own country official language. Every country has their own official language and because of that, they have fewer difficulties in coordination among their country people. Hindi is a well-known language all over India and also to its neighbor countries like Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh. Also if we go outside of India other countries always see us as a people of Hindi speaking language. They don't know anything about, other national languages of India. Also as we all are considered as Hindi in other countries irrespective of our different religions so why shouldn't we have Hindi as an official language? Some people think whoever speaks English is an intelligent person but the reality is that it's just a language which has been recognized as an international language to communicate with other continents people. So even a Hindi speaker can be much intelligent than a fluent speaker of English language. In India, Hindi will also be easily understood by other non Hindi speaker people of different states.

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Abrar said: (Dec 9, 2017)  
It is more of a diverse matter than it looks. I want to summarise it in following points:

1. There needs to be a common language which every person in a country should know. This creates a sense of unity of the nation, also people will understand each other in any part of the country irrespective of caste, religion, and level of literacy. Since the majority of the population of India can't speak English. Therefore that common language apparently should be Hindi.

2. Due to its huge diversity, there may b choas and disturbance in the country if Hindi is used as an official language, a particular group would want their own language to be the official language.

3. For the sake of argument, if Hindi is considered as an official language, it would have its own disadvantages in the sense that all the English books need to translate into Hindi and that perfect Hindi may not be deciphering to many. Also if our education is build solely in Hindi medium our English language strength will be very poor and students will find difficulty in studying in foreign countries. Students of a developing nation like India should have a strong hold on English to pursue the carriers in foreign countries.

In nutshell, Hindi can't be made official language but it should be one compulsory subject from childhood for students so that people understand each other at the same time are able to surf comfortably through the world to make themselves and their country proud.

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Chokra said: (Dec 9, 2017)  
Yes, Hindi should be the official language of India. Did anyone of you heard about "Devanagiri Lipi", in which what we speak it is written in the same way whereas in other languages it not in that way. What we speak is different from what we write. And it is the Language which can be easily written and easy to understand and speak and this is the reason why our government made it as an official Language of India. And most of the words are same as Sanskrit which is understandable by everyone. So just raising issue on this topic leads to national problem where every state has to fight.

The government should take further more steps for easy learning and be reading Hindi Language like making it compulsory as the first language in school, interlevel.

Thank you.

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Venky said: (Dec 6, 2017)  
Hello everyone.

In my point of view, Hindi shouldn't be made as India's official language because if made it won't be a unifying factor for India. Our entire country is divided into different states based on languages if Hindi becomes official language the people speaking other language feel they're alienated hence there will unnecessary chaos in the country that's why our founding fathers of our country didn't made Hindi the official language. Hence to preserve our unity in diversity we shouldn't make Hindi as the official language of India.

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Priyanka said: (Nov 30, 2017)  
Hello everyone,

According to my thought, official language should be made to that language where each and every person from Kashmir to Kanyakumari will be able to understand and speak as well.

Every language is beautiful just like every festival of India is.

So Hindi should be made official language but that doesn't mean we should ignore other languages because each language plays important role in its own way.

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Priyanka said: (Nov 30, 2017)  
Hello everyone,

According to my thought, official language should be made to that language where each and every person from Kashmir to Kanyakumari will be able to understand and speak as well.

Every language is beautiful in its own way just like every festival of India is. So Hindi should me made official language but that doesn't mean we should ignore other languages because every language plays important role in its own way.

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Abhishek Singh said: (Nov 27, 2017)  
First of all, I would like to clear the topic i.e., should Hindi be our official language or not, friends, making Hindi official language doesn't mean that people can't speak other languages, of course, they can speak other languages too, but they should know Hindi as well.

As far as my opinion, is concerned, Hindi should be made our official language:-.

Language is not only a way of communication rather a key to making the sense of unity. A common language makes a united sense in the whole country. People in their own country are not understanding others language, why to give example to go to foreign countries. What a unity is this, we are Indian but are not understanding the words of Indians from different corners of our country. There should be a common language so that people of our country can understand others feeling where ever they go, there is no need to give an example of going to other countries to understand language.

And our national language is Hindi, so why not the whole country should know Hindi. We are just insulting our Constitution by not knowing our national language.

All the developed countries have their own common language when they deal with other countries why don't they use other countries' language, they use their own language, so why not we use our own language, why we use their language to talk to them (English language).

Friends, our ancestors have sacrificed their life for uniting the country and we are fighting here for language. Hindustan is from Hindi, yes it's true that learning Hindi in southern states is tougher, it will take time but not more than the time taken by our ancestors to free our country from Britishers. Yes, it will hamper the efficiency of people but it will come to the level in less than 200 years for which we were ruled by the English people.

It's not only we should talk about comfort, nationality is also a word.

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Chaitali Chamle said: (Nov 20, 2017)  
I believe India is the mixture of different cultures. In India there are different religions peoples are living. Language is just a way to communicate with other people and that man should understand what he wants to speak. We can't force to those who don't know the Hindi language. Most of the peoples knew the Hindi language but nowadays, English is much important for the job or to maintain foreign relations.

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Ridhima said: (Nov 5, 2017)  
In my opinion, Hindi should be our official language because that's we are Hindustani. We people blindly following the language of some other country. Like all other country we should also give respect to our language.

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Harshit said: (Nov 3, 2017)  
I do not agree with the statement that Hindi should be official language of India as most of the people in India do not speak Hindi there are many other languages also who different people speak in different regions of India. AND for those who are saying that Hindi should be official language for protecting our culture and our heritage they should first go and find out more information because as far as my knowledge in India people firstly use to speak Sanskrit and many books like RAMAYAN MAHABHARAT were written in Sanskrit. So I think all languages should be given equal importance.

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Ahmad said: (Nov 1, 2017)  
Suppose I know only one language, so in order to go other part of the country or state of the country. I have to learn English, and English is a language which we have to learn by giving money to school or institution because every government schools teaches in their own language. I think one who. Who doesn't know how to talk in English, suppose to stay in their respective state. There is no link language, today I am in other part of country, here auto driver or grocerer know their own language, and I have to spend my whole life for this central government job. How would I survive. I feel crying and I cried. What to do. In my own country I feel like foreigner. So government should take initiative to teach each and every Indian to learn either in Hindi or English to be mandatory. I think it should be Hindi because form this we known to be Hindustani. Let learn as link language. So we can move to any part of India happily and make India World strongest economy. People make good economy of any country Not English language. For learning English whole nation have to learn but for Hindi at least half nation required. After learning language give money as reward.

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Abuthi said: (Oct 21, 2017)  
Hi friends.

In my point of view, there is no need to make Hindi as an official language because in our country the numbers people in different states speaking different languages. If we make hindi as official language in leads to conflict between people. Since we have a common language (English) it certainly enough for the people in India for their conversation out of their State. At the same time there is no restrictions to learn hindi. Because hindi helps one to survive in North India.

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Safar Imam Khan said: (Oct 17, 2017)  
I think Hindi should not be official language because if Hindi will be made official language people will not care about English language and we know that very well English is more important nowadays.

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Sachin Sainthiya said: (Oct 11, 2017)  
Hello, friends.

In my opinion, English should be the official language Because English is the common language. Anyone who speaks English they look like an educated person.

In present time Every parent wants to their children doing a study in English medium. Why, because English is the most important nowadays.

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Nishant Bisen said: (Oct 2, 2017)  
Let's get into the facts now Hindi speaking states in India are Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh (10 out of 29) I think majorly people who are supporting Hindi as NL should be belonging to these states and they are right from their point of view because it's convenient for them but what have you thought about people belonging from states like Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Andhra, Telangana, North Eastern states if you observe they don't understand even alphabets of Hindi. By imposing them Hindi as NL don't you feel we are doing injustice to all these states or is it the price they have to pay for being part of the union of India who's administration is getting controlled by city namely Delhi which is again part of Hindi spoken region of the nation. If you have the right to preserve your language then why others don't have it this can't happen in democratic nation n if it going to happen then you are going destroy other 21 languages for the sake of Hindi and language is not just medium of talking it has culture, values, identity if all Hindi speaking states would be pressurised to talk in Tamil or any other Indian language what will happen to mother tongue skill (viz Hindi) I think its common sense thing put you into others shoes first. If you can't-do it you should not force it on others. And those who have the perception that all Indians understand should clear their facts by visiting non-Hindi states and go to a rural region as well not just cities then only they will realize by imposing Hindi on them how miserable life they can have because of you. And in the constitution, every individual has right to protect their language article 29. If we don't follow it we are going against the constitution.

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Shrutiii said: (Sep 26, 2017)  
According to me, Hindi should be made the official language of India because in almost all the states people speak Hindi apart from their regional language. So if Hindi is made the official language the people won't face any problem. Coming up to the regional issues, I don't think any controversy would arise if this takes place because even in Pakistan many people know Hindi. By using Hindi as the official language India would go one step ahead in becoming a self-independent nation as like that of China.

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Nishant Bisen said: (Sep 25, 2017)  
Those who give logic saying because 40% population talk in Hindi so it should be the official language. Then why should remaining 60% learn a non-familiar language for the sake of 40%. India is not made into the nation from only this 40% of the population. And if it was made it would have become HINDUSTAN, and not Hindustan. But we live in Hindustan n if anybody tries to create to Hindustan that will be a signal to future breach in the union which is a threat to the union.

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Nishant Bisen said: (Sep 25, 2017)  
The Main issue is with the structure of India it is a union but not federation. Due to this states voice gets drowned in such scenario where the center is made too strong to control states. Those who pretend one nation one language should understand that those countries who could follow above principle did not have people with different languages with different races with different cultures so above rule is not applicable to India. North Indian states find Hindi as a convenient language so they prefer Hindi as an official language, while south Indian people Tamil is familiar language to their native tongue but it doesn't mean Tamil should be made the official language of India same principle applies to Hindi as well. As English is alien language to northern states in same way Hindi is alien language to south India. As most knowledge is available in English it has become the language of knowledge while mother tongue helps us to preserve our culture and statehood. So to get knowledge n preserve culture English and native languages are essential and should be mandatory. Apart from this those who are interested to learn any language they are always free to learn it but by choice not by force in a democracy. We have imitated our parliament structure from united kingdom but the bitter truth is that our nation structure is not like United kingdom but it is like the European Union itself. So the inference is that this quasi-federalism must get changed to real federalism like the USA to preserve the true spirit of federalism.

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Ragani said: (Sep 22, 2017)  
Hindi is an India language. Hindi is a national language. It's proud for Indian. It is also rich in culture and heritage. Every nation has its own official language. Everyone used to speak the Hindi language.

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Ayushi Srivastava said: (Sep 20, 2017)  
The thing that we first need to understand is that language is just the expression of speech, it is what one speaks and what other understands. Every culture has its own language, there is no harm in making hindi the official language of hindustan. Hindi is in the name of hindustan itself.

Learning other languages is what embraces one's peesonality, enhances the abilities, but what the actual need is that people should not forced to learn a particular language. It should depend on people's own Will.

The mindset of considering a person inferior and 'gawar' who if he or she doesn't know english should be changed.

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Rohini Sahota D/O Mr.Rajkumar Sahota said: (Sep 15, 2017)  
As we all know very well, there are different languages speak in India in different states. But Hindi is very easy, understandable, and comfort language. Even our India is also called Hindustan. So, in my opinion, Hindi should be the official language of India as well as other state languages. But we should use English language only for professionally, or some language difference conditions. Hindi is the language that touches our heart.

I want to say one more thing, that Hindi is the only language which makes our identity as Hindustani. Nowadays I have assumed much time a person who talks only Hindi does not seem educated or professional. While it is nothing like that because English is not our birth language so our education does not belong to learn this language. It is only a language. Please just try to think my sentence, if a five or eight year old Indian child began to speak in English then, should we think that he is educated. Lets come to the point I said, Hindi should be the official language of India but other languages also be official in their states. Every and each person of Indian states should have right to speak their language freely.

Thank You.

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Pankaj Nagar said: (Sep 13, 2017)  
According to my opinion Hindi and English both are equally preferable by the Indians but as a Indian I also prefer Hindi language because it is easy to understand as well easy to communicate. Basically, both the languages have its own place and people feel comfortable with their own languages. So its not the point that Hindi should be the official language of India. Official language should be decided on that what people talk easily and comfortably.

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Rahul said: (Sep 12, 2017)  
According to census of 2012 only 40% of india's population knows hindi. So hindi should not be the national language of India.

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Diksha said: (Sep 8, 2017)  
Yes. The Hindi language should be the official language of India.

Because in India, mostly, people were comfortable in Hindi and they were mostly communicating with Hindi.

Why should we make English language or other language officials?

In India 7 out of 10 people can understand and speak English but what about English people? Are they understand and speak Hindi? I think 1-2 of them are able to understand speak Hindi.

So we have to proud to speak in Hindi.

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Shedha Salim said: (Sep 8, 2017)  
In my opinion Hindi should be a official language of India. Majority of India use Hindi as a language for the communication. Compared to other language Hindi is very easy to understand. English considered as a global language. It is necessary to maintain foreign relationships. I am a keralian. In my highersecondry I took Hindi as my second language. Now a days majority of students in Kerala use Hindi as a second language. Because we try to respect our official language.

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Yashodha Bilagi said: (Aug 29, 2017)  
Of course, Hindi should be National Language. I am a South Indian and I prefer Hindi more than the English with all the people. Majority of Indians are comfortable with Indians. So, there is no point of objection.

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Om Prakash said: (Aug 27, 2017)  
In my opinion, Yes, Hindi should be the official language of India because.

(1). Official language does not refer to the language used by a people, while official language is the language used in government (i.e court, parliament. Etc). And in India's court and parliament, Hindi language is used.

(2). Each state of India has it's own mother' language. So we need one official language which we all understand. And Hindi language is widely used or spoken by most of the people (or 80% of the people) of India.

(3). India is also known as "Hindustan" and the word "Hindustan" indicate that the India is the land of Hindi speaking people even the people are educated or not.

(4). The Hindi language is at a fifth position.

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Chandan Kumar said: (Aug 26, 2017)  
Since every country has their own language, so it is a necessity of our country to opt a national language. But our country has big diversity in custom, religion, caste, as well as a language so it is difficult to choose any language as national language. Hindi is spoken much more than another language so Hindi is a right choice. If people from different parts of our country learn English, speak English then why not Hindi? If Hindi became national language then riots, fight on language stopped all country men feel only one language people Hindibhasi. Interstate communication through documental as well as verbal become easy. People from every part of the country do not face problem during transfer as well as adaptation. So I think Hindi must be an official language.

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Kalpana said: (Aug 26, 2017)  
Hindi is a language not for all Indians it is just medium for the express view, to talk And not all Indians comfortable with Hindi mainly south India peoples they have their language and its right to say that it's not necessary that all Indians want Hindi as the national language. So for everyone without creating any disputes don't need to make Hindi as N. L.

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Chetan Kumar said: (Aug 25, 2017)  
Yes, Hindi should be the official language because in India many languages are spoken but the majority is of Hindi speakers and all states can afford to learn one common language HINDI even the PM of India Narendra Modi ji spoken in Hindi in a conference at the USA it also helps us to enhance our Indian culture.

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Nirmal Kundu said: (Aug 25, 2017)  
According to view, of the point, 29 above state have in my country and have various type of mother language. So we are going to other state facing this problem for communication. We can't understand other state's mother tongue so the problem can be shown at working place. Since mother tongue of the maximum state is Hindi. Even the most popular Bollywood movie in my country is Hindi language and show everyone. So easy to learn Hindi. Hindi should be the official language of India for communication.

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Vedant Gupta said: (Aug 23, 2017)  
India is the country of diversity. Diversity doesn't need to be only in religion cast or region but can also in language. If Hindi is made the national language then I mean that all official papers, notices and also all government tests will be in Hindi only. But then this means that we are neglecting all other languages all the other regions. India is a sensitive country. If we don't respect the customs of other then it can cause riots in the country on the basis of language. This happened in the past also due to the same reason. Many of my friends said that countries like the USA are more developed because they have only one national language. I want to just remind them that they don't have many language speakers. But in India, we have not one but many languages. So instead of making only Hindi or English our national language, we should make all our main languages as a national language.

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Prateek said: (Aug 17, 2017)  
Yes, Hindi along with English can be the official language of India. Official language doesn't mean it is the national language of India. So people don't need to worry if they don't know Hindi. Hindi is spoken by almost 45% of the total population of India. Hence, it is the most widely used language of India. Many south Indian languages also take a word from Hindi language. Atleast, it can be our official language.

As a nation, we need a language that can unite us and we can understand each other in a better way. This can be done by the Hindi language.

Thank you.

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Pankaj Speaker said: (Aug 16, 2017)  
Well I 'm also an Indian. I love Hindi language and fell proud but I 'm the most Gaga for global language English, I do immensely love to talk in English to anybody. Shouldn't be official language of Hindi because in India various languages are speaking then can be it make official language after can't say it that. It is national language we persuade it so called national language, But the fact is that, India is such a country where not one multiple languages are used.

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Sweta said: (Aug 14, 2017)  
Hello, everyone!

In India most commonly understandable language is Hindi. It should be the official language. To address the whole nation, to make our nation unite, our great freedom fighters used the language Hindi, not their respective local languages. Why does our president, PM address the nation in Hindi or in English, (though they do not belong to Hindi speaking states) not in any other languages? English is a foreign language, to connect to the rest part of the world it should be used. I understand in a southern part of India most don't understand Hindi. But I am surprised why they are so hesitant to learn the language. To talk, to communicate with a common man of India who belongs to any part the country, India should have a commonly accepted language. Hindi is perfect for that. Let's make our nation unite, not divide by language, cast, religion etc.

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Aditya Kumar said: (Aug 13, 2017)  
From my point of view, Hindi should be declared as official language of India. But, There is many state in India, where many people does not understand Hindi like in South India and north-eastern state. I am Hindi speaker, but I think government should give some time for those and motivate them for learning Hindi and as Indian people, we should be proud on India and should believe in unity even in language.

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Abhijit said: (Aug 13, 2017)  
We speak English because English is understood in the most parts of the world. It is a global language. Similarly, we need a common language like Hindi which is understood by all the states of India. We must be proud of our language.

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Pooja said: (Aug 11, 2017)  
I am an Indian and I am proud of it. India has a variety of culture. Hindi is our national language but our official language should be English as the language itself creates many riots among Indians. Please people we need peace don't fight over these topics rather we should get united to represent our India in this world. So that our country will soon turn into a developed nation.

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Ritu said: (Aug 11, 2017)  
Yes, I Agree that because in India most of the people who speak in Hindi. Or they love to talk in Hindi. Every country has own official language nd In India only 30% to 40% people know the English language so in that case Hindi is higher than English language or other languages.

So it's easy to say.

Hindi should be our official language.

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Sayan said: (Aug 9, 2017)  
Hindi should not be official languages. Because in India there are various multi national company and the Indian government should communicate with them. So as English is the global language, it should our official language.

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Sohini said: (Aug 9, 2017)  
Hii guys.

In my opinion, Hindi should not be the official language of India as.

1. Hindi is mainly spoken by major part of our country. But not in the whole country (like South India).
2. If we make Hindi our official language then I would become difficult for Foreigner to understand it.
3. As English is spoken by major part of the world so it becomes very convenient for the world to understand it and work runs smoothly.
4. If we make Hindi our official language then it would become difficult for some people of our own country to understand it like South Indians.
5. South Indians are not good in Hindi but they are much fluent in English.
6. If Hindi becomes the official language then we have to keep a translator with us all the time who can make them understand what our documents are saying.

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Lakshmipriya said: (Aug 7, 2017)  
Hi every one.

In my way, Hindi should be an official language of India. As compared to other developed countries like USA and USSR, the literary will be less.

So in India, everyone can not be able to talk in English or other 22 languages in India.

But we can communicate with other state people, and also have some works, that's why all of you have one official language is needed.

Hindi language I have spoken by India in maximum percent, so in our country, Hindi is our official language.

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Malatesh Daddikoppa said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
Hi.

I am Malatesh.

In my view, should be Hindi is our official language because.

Advantages:.

1) India Currently have 74.04 percent literacy rate out of 121crores population but out of 74.04 only 35 to 40 percent people are able to speak in English but more than 75 percent people are able to speak in Hindi in India so it's very helpful to interact with others.

2) It is very helpful to uneducated people.

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Kumar said: (Aug 2, 2017)  
Rather than making it official make it available to learn to every young Indian right from their childhood.

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Mukul Kanyal said: (Jul 31, 2017)  
Yes, Hindi should be our official language. Because there are 22 languages in India.

If we go to other states, we have to learn their language and in all state, they have their mother tongue. So we need one official language which we all understand.

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Basudeb Das. said: (Jul 25, 2017)  
According to my personal opinion, Hindi should not be the official language of India. It has already been declared as our national language. And a lot of controversies has arisen because of this. Let's not make anymore controversy by making it the official language. Because in office correspondence English being global language and being taught in school, colleges. Everybody understands it. For Hindi being the official language. It has to be taught in school, colleges first. Why do that when already we are doing well with English. And has moreover advantages that good for foreign communication also being a global language. Diversity is our culture but by the English language, we get integrated nationally and internationally. Nationally Hindi is being promoted in films and by watching films these days I think everybody these days can speak Hindi. So there should not be discrimination and differences of north and south and only English should be the official language.

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Velraj said: (Jul 25, 2017)  
Hi everyone!

In my opinion, Yes, hindi should be our official language. When compared to engish its difficult to understand but once we learn hindi as english then everyone can understand and speak. Since, hindi is our national language why should we have english as official language. We can change hindi as official.

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Arun said: (Jul 18, 2017)  
Hi, readers.

I am here to just correct Ms.Kritikakapoors sentence she told Hindustan is meant for the land of speaking Hindi. It is absolutely wrong its meaning is the land of Hindus. And yes, of course, we are living in a large country with so many languages so we need to unite by one language but why only Hindi. There are other languages hugely spoken by others like Telugu, Bengali etc. So someone says Hindi spoken people are high that's why we should use Hindi as official. But today English is mandatory everywhere why don't you put English as official. Even it is very beneficial to travel around the world. Some regional areas like Tamilnadu they oppose Hindi strongly. And in the South Indian States, they don't know proper Hindi because they can't speak Hindi in society other than text books. In this case, why not we choose English as an official language. Being Hindi as an official language it leads to discrimination too. The exams like UPSC, SSC in that exams the Hindi spoken people are benefitted what about others. Please, guys think about it.

Thank you.

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Swap said: (Jul 18, 2017)  
As per my opinion, Hindi should not be the official language of India, Because India is countries where people with different cultures and religion live together. Most of them, especially belonging to South India region do not understand Hindi as compared to English.

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Reena said: (Jul 17, 2017)  
Yes, in my point of view, Hindi should be our official language, because we al are living in a different state so we all have different mother tongue (native language). So we need to one official language which language we all understand. Ex- 2 stranger are met in one place one is from Chennai whose language is Telugu and another one has from Punjab they both have need one official language which language they understand each other.

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Roshni said: (Jul 16, 2017)  
According to me, Hindi should not be declared as an official language. Many people are residing in this earth. Each people mother tongue is different, For every people their language is important. Hindi is spoken by only fewer people in Tamilnadu, Kerala etc. And it is also difficult to understand. Language should not be a barrier between people. Hindi as an official language in not accepted. According to the majority, Tamilians are more in number, they know Tamil, English, Telugu etc. But Hindi is only a third language to many students. So they do not know it completely. Thank you.

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Akash said: (Jul 13, 2017)  
Yes, Hindi should be the official language of India but till now it is not possible due to regional politics played by parties. People should reject negative politics and accept hindi as national language and at the same time preserving their own culture and language.

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B.Harish Kumar said: (Jul 6, 2017)  
Well guys with all due respect to our national language, I consider Hindi shouldn't be our official language right now, as I'm from south India from the past decade Hindi is taught in our school as mandatory so the present generation can manage to do the official government work in Hindi as well, but the previous generation they can't even understand it very well. So after some after each and every state are made to at least write in Hindi we may declare Hindi as our official language.

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Atharva Baji said: (Jul 4, 2017)  
Yes, Hindi should be our official language because we must promote our country through our national language. Talking about English, we must speak English because of today's need. We can take an example of China, as there official language is Chinese and also when the Chinese president goes in other nation's he speaks Chinese as well i.e. he is promoting country through his language. Also, our PM speaks in Hindi as well asEnglish while giving a speech. So, I feel Hindi should be our Official Language but we must speak English More as well.

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Venkatesh said: (Jun 23, 2017)  
I would say Hindi won't last for long. As many of our countrymen don't understand and don't speak. Everyone is developing, why should we Indians believe in our past. Don't live in past gone are those days, now Hindi won"t work. I believe English in Hindi accent should be our official language. Think of present, the past has nothing new to say.

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Vaishnavi said: (Jun 22, 2017)  
Hello, friends, I think Hindi should not be official language because if it will happen then it will going to be very hard for our country to make our economical relation with other countries as their language is a concern. If guise you will be ask me example then better example is campus placement. Because HR of the company may belong to other states then he will going for English language only n also to communicate with other countries people we should good in English.

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Anamika said: (Jun 22, 2017)  
Hi everyone,

Though being a regular speaker of Hindi and being known to the fact the Hindi is our national language I believe Hindi should not be the official language. We should consider the South Indians as well. Majority of them don't know Hindi. It will divide the north Indians from South Indians and bring more differences. There must be a uniform language with unites us and not divides us. Also, it should be made sure that it reaches the poor ones as well. Thank you.

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Krishna said: (Jun 18, 2017)  
Hi guys, first of all, I say good morning to you and Hindi is our mother language but it is not a way to communicate with others like American Russians and etc because it is not a global language so I want to say that it will be the official language only in India not in global world thanks.

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Abhishek Nair said: (Jun 7, 2017)  
Hi,

Before I give any opinion, Friends I want to clear this concept about 'THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE' which was also misunderstood by me. The official language doesn't refer to a language spoken by the citizens' of a country but a language used within the government. This gives all of us a freedom to speak and refer to any language we want! which includes our mother tongue too. Also because 'official language' isn't about which language should be spoken by everyone, no person within the country will feel that there was injustice done to their mother tongue since India is a diverse nation and probably the only nation to speak many different or multilingual languages.

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Annu said: (Jun 6, 2017)  
Yes, definitely Hindi should be the official language because except south's states we all speak Hindi and my mother tongue is also Hindi nd I wanna clear that now we know English so I prefer English but when we start to communicate in which medium our thoughts come to our mind? Hindi, then we translate it and speak in English that is the matter we should forget that Hindi is our cultural language so all should remember this.

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Abhishek Ranjan said: (Jun 3, 2017)  
Yes, definitely Hindi should be our official language I can prove it by my own opinion I. E- we know that JAPAN is very much known for best technology in the world and their official language is Japanese and their educational language is also Japanese and nowadays they are ruling arkund the world and now turn up into China they are best for medical and their official language is Chinese and they are to ruling the world. And hence if we want more development in our educational system, daily lifestyle and in our work efficiency then our official language must be "HINDI".

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Debiprasad Bhattacharya said: (Jun 2, 2017)  
Hi,

First of all, I would like to tell that Language is just a way to communicate our opinion, just for understanding what other says. It does not depend upon the language, what we speak.

Yes, we are in 8th largest economy in the world so we need to speak in English for foreigners. It is not only that English is their official language but yes is it for that we Indians respect every language.

But yes we are 7th largest nations in the world. Most of the country has their own officials language like - Chinese in China, Spanish in Spain, Rush in Russia, German in Germany,

So let's make "Hindi is for Hindustan".

Jai hind.

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Ganesh Ralebhat said: (May 25, 2017)  
Hindi should be our official language. Though India has 22 languages, however, Hindi is the most widely spoken among all. Hindi is the 5th most widely spoken language in the world. India was previously known as Hindustan, land of people who speak Hindi.

75% of the country resides in villages, where most of the people speak Hindi. So it is hard for them to accept English as their official language.

English is necessary to maintain Foreign relationships, but that could be done even if English is not our official language.

If we compare India to other countries so India has only where people officially they prefer English and locally they use the Hindi language. Every country has their identical language but only India who doesn't have their identity to present their language i.e. Hindi.

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Susmita Snehi said: (May 9, 2017)  
Hello.

In my opinion, yes Hindi should be the official language of India because Hindi is our mother tongue so every Indian should have knowledge of it. And also there is the line if we don't value ourselves no one will value us. The same thing is here if we don't value our culture language anyone gives a value. And we represent everywhere as an Indian first then we said about our state so what is the problem if Hindi become an official language. It will show unity in diversity also.

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Arpit Ahuja said: (Apr 29, 2017)  
No, it should not be because constitution of India has also provisions for other languages.

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Mike said: (Apr 27, 2017)  
Hi,

I do believe in patriotism and the respect of our culture, Hindi is already our national language making it our official language will only make things more confusing around us, there are people (especially the south Indians) still don't know Hindi. Hindi is only used when you have to deal with work or communication to the local people especially in the rural areas other than that there is no requirement to know Hindi. With the use of simple English language, you can live and survive in India. Hence there is no need to make Hindi as our official language it's already our National language and let's respect it and be proud of it.

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Neeraj said: (Apr 26, 2017)  
Hi friends,

Yes, Hindi is an official language of India to connect all people at a place. There are many other languages which are being spoken by the people in India and it is very difficult to convey all people at a place so this is the best way to connect all people at the place using one particular language.

Thanks.

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Manish Kumar said: (Apr 25, 2017)  
Hi friends. ,

I would say Hindi won't last for long. As many of our countrymen don"t understand, and don"t speak. Everyone is developing, why should we Indians believe in our past. Don"t live in past gone are those days, now Hindi won"t work. I believe English in Hindi accent should be our official language. Think of present, the past has nothing new to say.

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Ram Pai said: (Apr 25, 2017)  
Hindi cannot and should not be 'The' official language of India. Firstly, there are 22 other Indian languages which are equally Indian as Hindi. Secondly, other than a few North Indian states people have other native languages. Thirdly, Hindi is as non-native to me as English as I do not find common ground with it. My suggestion is to let English be the official language as it is neutral and a level playing field for all Indians. North Indians should make the effort to learn English snd stop being under the misconception that majority of Indians speak, understand or even like Hindi.

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Pooja said: (Apr 24, 2017)  
According to my point of view, Hindi should be official language because India is diverse country and every state has their own language but there should be one official language that should be understood by everyone to communicate between different state or within our country. Though English is also important but in some areas no one know English. So there should be one official language to communicate with people in the state in India and Hindi is understand by everyone.

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Mallika said: (Apr 23, 2017)  
Hello Dear Indians,

In my opinion, Hindi should remain the Official Language of our country. Since time immemorial, Hindi has been the main medium through which people communicated ideas with one another. If we turn the pages of history, we will see that most of our freedom fighters spoke for Freedom in Hindi. Many of the slogans were made in Hindi.

Some regions may not agree to this, but it may be because of their insecurity to lose their cultural language. But it can't be denied that HINDI is an easy-to-learn language and it UNITES India.

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Panchanan said: (Apr 22, 2017)  
Hi, everyone.

Hindi must be the official language of our nation, many countries like France & China have French & Chinese as their language then why not us & one more thing around 85-90 percent Indians are comfortable with Hindi except very few states everyone can understand & speak well Hindi. That's why I think Hindi is the only language which can easily connect all the Indians & on the other hand, English should also be used in few states in the south.

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Aarnav said: (Apr 20, 2017)  
Hi everyone, I think Hindi should be the official language of India. For eg. Hockey is the national sport of India but about 60% people like and play cricket. Like this only Hindi is our national language but of us speak English. So, Hindi should be the official language of India.

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Sri Raman said: (Apr 15, 2017)  
No, Hindi should not be the official language because a special language as to be made has an official language, Tamil is the first language spoken by the people in the earth.

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Anna said: (Apr 10, 2017)  
Hi everyone,

According to me, Hindi should be the official language of India to promote our country. Every country has its own official language like German, English, Japanese, Chinese etc. But some Indians feel shy to speak Hindi and feel proud to speak English. Every language can be learnt by interest but our Hindi language should be spoken in our country. We should support and feel proud on Hindi. As a point of education and conversation in other countries, English should be known but it is not mean that we forget our language. However, there is many regional languages in India and they don't know how to speak and read so there is a solution for it by starting the Hindi language as a mandatory subject in schools of those states.

In my opinion, Hindi should be official in India as other countries and we should feel proud on Hindi.

Thank you.

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Madhu said: (Mar 27, 2017)  
Yes, I agree Hindi should be the official language of India because many countries like Germany France are using their own language as official language. And India has yet no any official language then Hindi must be used as the official language and for people or state like Maharashtra South India where people don't konw and speak Hindi then in this situation there should be an option for implementation of English as second language.

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Javed said: (Mar 26, 2017)  
According to me,

Hindi should not be official language of India.

Because almost 46% people speak in Hindi and other people speak own state language.

That's why Hindi should have not official language of India.

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Parveen Tomar said: (Mar 24, 2017)  
Hi.

India is a colorful country because there are different types of folks and festivals so as languages. But Hindi is one the popular language among all because 70% of the people speak, understand and communicate in Hindi because they belong to rural areas. On the other hand, English is also very popular in India as well as in most of the countries so if we have to billed relations to other countries we have to learn English as well as other languages.

But if I conclude so I will say that as we are Indian so there must be any Indian language should be the national language.

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Ajit D. Kadam said: (Mar 17, 2017)  
Hi All,

I am Ajit D. Kadam,

No, Hindi is not our official language, because in our country all the state has its own official language for Ex:

In Maharashtra, the official work is going to be on the Marathi language as Marathi is a Local language in Maharashtra. Similarly, other states have its own Local language that's why Hindi is not our official language in all over country.

Thank you.

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S Raj said: (Mar 10, 2017)  
It will be very dangerous to declare Hindi as the national language. When we go back to after independence era most of the states in India wanted a separate identity and state independent of any central control mostly on language basis. In India, everyone is fine with English as it international language but a very few people can stand the idea of Hindi as National language. Unity in diversity is just a good phrase to shed good light on our country. But inside you know how united everyone in this country is. The adverse effects of this measure are too much compared to benefits like there will be extreme violence against Hindi-speaking people in non-Hindi speaking states. It is a very dangerous thought which should never come to our minds.

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Amit Tiwari said: (Mar 10, 2017)  
We can declare Hindi as an official language in India but it is not possible for 100% completion due to some unavoidable circumstances. Because we have to care about that states where majority persons are using their local language.

So we can allow also for local /English language also.

In my point of view-I am feel proud to speak in Hindi.

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Gaurav said: (Mar 2, 2017)  
First of all, what do we understand by the term official language? It can be referred as a common language which can be used in all the government sectors throughout the nation. Taking Hindi into consideration it can be used as official language considering majority of the people know Hindi. But the people who don't know cannot be ignored and in South Indian states, people don't use Hindi as the common language for communication.

There is no harm in keeping Hindi as the official language alongside English and a local language of the particular state. There can be one or more official languages implemented.

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Rachana said: (Mar 2, 2017)  
I think we should have 3 language format in our country. One mandatory regional language (state wise), Hindi as national language and English as international language. Making Hindi official language will create a political and regional raucous and can cause riots throughout the country. For a country as big and diverse as India where language changes every few KM declaring Hindi official language is inviting trouble.

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Regina said: (Mar 2, 2017)  
Hi guys,

First of all, Hindi is not a National Language. Language is just a way to communicate our opinion. It does not depend upon the language, what we speak.

India is a country of Unity in Diversity. Why we select peacock is our national bird. It does not depend upon the count of the peacock was there in our country. It depends on the specialty of the peacock.

So we should not say that 65% of people speak Hindi, so Hindi should be a national language.

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Sandeep Pati said: (Feb 28, 2017)  
Yes, I think Hindi should be the official language in India because it can be a medium to communication by this.

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Rajat said: (Feb 26, 2017)  
I think Hindi should be our official language because in India there are 22 languages and no common languages that we speak and understand everyone.

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Akash Nigam said: (Feb 20, 2017)  
Hi guys,

I am Akash Nigam and I think we need common platform. We live in a democratic country and everybody had a right to choose to talk in which language, but in reality, this clause is really dividing people who live in India. Now the question is How? so everyone feel and express differently now suppose there 5 different group who speak different language and 5 group of people who express them self in the same way. So the survival rate second group of is high. So yes we need a common language no matter if it is Hindi or some other language.

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Decrew Shah said: (Feb 20, 2017)  
No, 60% of the population don't know Hindi, how can it happens. Stop Hindi imposition, even central government is trying to do it, that's lame. I feel funny how some so called graduate feel 40% is more from 60%. Probably mathematical error. If north Indians can't learn South Indian languages, why we should learn Hindi. Stop Hindi imposition.

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Suresh Kumawat said: (Feb 10, 2017)  
In my opinion, Hindi should be the official language because about 40 percent people speak Hindi and if Hindi is official language than it is for those people and our country's most of population live in rural area where they communicate in Hindi so it is easy for those.

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Arpita Chatterjee said: (Feb 8, 2017)  
Hi friends,

According to me, Hindi should be an official language of India. Because in every country they have their own language as their official language like in France people speak in french, in Germany, german language is used, in Afghanistan afghani language is used to speak. So, in our country also everyone should speak Hindi and every Indian should feel proud while speaking Hindi. But somewhere I also say that everyone should know English also for communicating with ppl of other countries. But in our country, every Indian citizen should know and should speak Hindi.

And another thing most of us really like to learn a foreign language, but we don't generally prefer Hindi for speak. We should speak our Hindi language with proud and we should also try to make our language more popular in all over the world so that every people of the country should take interest to learn Hindi.

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Vikash said: (Feb 5, 2017)  
Hi,

Should Hindi be the official language in India, In my opinion, it's not. Because we are Indian and our mother tongue is Hindi It's the reason. Obviously not. We know that India is a country where 60-70% people are from rural area. But I want to remember you that in our country most of the IPS, IS and good rank holder people are from rural area. I know that other languages are not easy to learn English etc. But we are the Indians man we know our self very well, there is nothing impossible to us. We are the top 10 in world in economy, our businesses went to be globalized that is one of the best reason that we try to learn some other languages.

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Hemant said: (Feb 2, 2017)  
I do think that India should have Hindi as an official language because each and every develops countries have its own language and it is one of the reasons for a countries development. And it will help different state people's to communicate among themselves. Which is really troublesome in India. People from south have problem to communicate when they visit north side and vice-versa. On the other hand, people should also learn English for communicating to the world as English is used the world wide for better economical relation.

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Md Samir said: (Feb 1, 2017)  
Hi, I am Samir.

I think Hindi should be the official language of India. The Language of many people's are not exact. So some people's not exact communication. So create resistance in developing.

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Niza said: (Jan 27, 2017)  
I don't agree with it that Hindi should be made official language of India. India is a developing country. We have economic relations with other countries and for that, we require some common language in which we can interact clearly. As other country's people won't understand Hindi it will only increase our problems.

There are still many remote places in India in which people don't know how to speak Hindi they don't know how to write in Hindi. Thus the point of making Hindi as our official language is not justified. As we all know that English is a global language and people from any corner of the world understand English so one thing which I would like to suggest is that instead of declaring Hindi declare English as it's official language.

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Taha said: (Jan 23, 2017)  
Yes, Hindi should be an official language. Hindi language is widely spoken language. About 60-65% of the people in India spoke this language. People from all over India knows this language. If you take an address which is not known to you and went to other parts of the country. Maybe you don't know their native language but if you know Hindi then you definitely get some help. That is the power of Hindi.

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Medhavee said: (Jan 21, 2017)  
I believe that there are many who don't even know the correct usage of Hindi. In the south, people generally interact in their regional language. So if Hindi becomes our national language it would be difficult for those people.

And we should 1st think of saying Hindi correctly.

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Ramlal said: (Jan 19, 2017)  
Hi.

According to me - it is an ongoing debate topic that Hindi should be official language or not.

As we know in India 22 languages are there and Hindi is widely spoken out of them, but many places in India don't know Hindi, like in Tamilnadu, Kerala. So if these people will get job in other regions then it will be tough to survive for them, like in MNC company English is spoken so we can have English as common language.

As we know English is widely practiced then Hindi in India and English is a medium of communication for our international relationships, and nowadays used in schools and offices so as in my opinion each Govt employe should have English communication skills.

As a conclusion, English should be a common language and we should focus on Hindi also as it was like an official language before our independence.

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Vishal Singh said: (Jan 14, 2017)  
Hello everyone,

This is Vishal.

In my opinion "No" if it happened then definitely this topic will be changed into big issue for politics. And we well know the Indian Politics.

I told "NO" because of my personal experience when you enter the south region no one speaks Hindi they don't read or write because they prefer local (Telugu, Tamil, Kannada) language. Even the government of Tamilnadu has not added the Hindi subject in syllabus.

Then how to think the official page should be in Hindi. If it happened then the government of south will not agree.

Yeah, it may be but first of all, we know the importance of Hindi, Hindi is our National language & Gandhi Ji also said that "dusre bhasa ka bidyarthi hona/bolna bura nhi h, parantu apna basha sarwapari h".

So before going to set as an official language first of all the Indians peoples and government should be added the manadortry subject of Hindi in syllabus.

Thanks.

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