Should Hindi be the official language of India?


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Yedhusree said: (Oct 6, 2019)  
India is the only land that has sheltered 22 major languages with over 720 dialects. We cannot have an instant disruption to challenge this complexity with the introduction of a national language.

It's a fact that Hindi is the most commonly spoken indigenous language. We have almost every school in the country with a provision to learn and teach Hindi. But it has not attained a momentum in many of our southern states. So it is not an appreciable progress to declare Hindi as our official language. But it would be good if we have a good stand with Hindi since it virtually act as a highly consistent language of the country. Once the whole Nation attain the ability to flawlessly use this language, we can rethink to proceed this Noble movement.

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Amu said: (Sep 16, 2019)  
Hello All,

I think Hindi should be made as the official language of India as this is a language which most people speak. It will definitely help people;

1) who goes to different cities to study or live in.

2) it will definitely remove fear or settling in a different city.

3) will help people to unite more as people talk in that language and communicate more in the language they are comfortable in. If everyone is on the same page - people can communicate better.

4) In India itself, people are fighting for their languages and its but obvious - how can they think of peace with other countries?

5) I feel more comfortable getting settled in foreign countries as they have 1 common language "English" (Not talking about all countries but at least - Australia or Canada) - with keeping Hindi as National Language - will give the same feeling to sustain.

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Neeraj Pal said: (Sep 14, 2019)  
Yes, I agree with all of them who wants Hindi as the official language. Because we already adopted many things from other countries. We have only common Hindi language so Hindi should be as an official language, the citizen of Indian must know Hindi and our regional language.

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Indian said: (Sep 9, 2019)  
In my opinion, I feel that Hindi need not be the official language of India. However, its present status needs to be uplifted.

India is a country with a rich heritage incorporating more than 300 regional languages in herself. In case Hindi is made our official language, the numerous regional languages occupying their beautiful episodes in our History may feel endangered. And in our present scenario, where already our citizens hanker after the foreign culture, such a step may wipe out the essence of our literary diversity.

There is a large fraction of our populace which is not familiar with any language other than its mother tongue. Every person honours his/her mother tongue. Therefore, any effort to make Hindi our official language will lead to a chain of chaos all around.

However, I would also like to add that the present status of Hindi in India is so poor that the future of the glorious language seems to be uncertain. We need to understand that although we, the citizens of India are divided by other regional boundations, but we are united as Indians. Thus, there must be a language that should connect our hearts and souls, like the pearls in a necklace.

Thus, Hindi must be a compulsory language, but need not be an official one.

Every Indian must study at least two languages, one his/her mother tongue and Hindi.

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Harsh Jain said: (Aug 8, 2019)  
Hello everyone!

I'm glad to start Group discussion.

As our topic is "should Hindi be the official language of India". Yes, it should because there are many students who have knowledge but they are lacking to show there knowledge oming to English only. They not feel confident in English that's why there knowledge get spoiled. Companies want parrot who speak fluently even if don't have knowledge and not suitable for the post.

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Pankaj Swami said: (Aug 4, 2019)  
Hello.

Myself Pankaj swami.

According to me, Hindi should be the official language of India.

1. Hindi is #3 place in the worlds most speaking language.

2. In India, Hindi is the most common language by that we can communicate with people easily in India.

3. There are 69 per cent people of India speaks Hindi easily.

Thanks all of you.

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Purushottam Jha said: (Jul 21, 2019)  
Yes, Hindi should be declared the official language of India. As about 69% of the total population of India use Hindi to communicate.

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Sujal Pandey said: (Jul 20, 2019)  
Yes, from my point of view, Hindi should be an official language of India as India has the majority of Hindu people and I think if Hindi be the official language the condition of our country would have resulted in better form.

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Shreesha said: (Jul 20, 2019)  
My opinion is that conflict and disunity occurs if Hindi or any other Language of India is declared as official language. If English is declared as the official language there would be no reason of conflict and unity can be maintained among other states as well as English will be proposed as a must language to be learnt which helps us to develop a prosperous country.

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Palak said: (Jul 19, 2019)  
Hello.

I am Palak. I am in favour of this statement that "Hindi should be the official language of India".

Many people are saying that the development of our country can be done with English but I oppose this statement because as we all know that there was the rule of Britishers in India approximately 200 years then why our country "India" doesn't develop by that time with English used by Britishers?

From my point of view, that our country"India" is developing rapidly with "Hindi".

So according to me, "Hindi should be the official language of India".

Thanks.

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Pankaj said: (Jul 17, 2019)  
The debate regarding the status of the official language of India is an ongoing process. One group of people demand Hindi to be recognized as the official language and another demand English. The Modi government is giving stress in promoting the Hindi language across the country. Even though this is being criticized by certain political parties in Tamil Nadu, the effort has gained a bit of success.

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Virat Khyalia said: (Jun 30, 2019)  
Hello.

The Hindi language gives our nation the name of Hindustan. So we should be proud of the Hindi language.

Our Constitution has also declared Hindi as an Official language of India in year 1950.

Hindi is our mother tongue of all Indians. We all respect to our mother tongue. Hindi is easy to learn, speak and understand.

So, According to me, Hindi should be the official language of India.

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Sarita Meena said: (May 9, 2019)  
Hello! Now, I am in favour of English. If we go for trade in foreign countries then we have to know English to communicate with foreigners. English is our international or global language. So we should know English.

Thanks.

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Lovely said: (May 8, 2019)  
Hi, friends.

I agree with Pratishtha that for our development English is necessary.

Some people are saying that when British are there there is no development but I think they don't know that the development starts at that time only.

The educated people like Vivekanand, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, etc.

They are a well knower of English because of them only we are free in our nation.

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Ayushi Yadav said: (May 7, 2019)  
Hindi is our mother tongue and Hindi should be the official language of India. We should respect our mother tongue. Thankyou.

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Prachi said: (May 7, 2019)  
The Indian constitution, in 1950 declared Hindi in Devanagari script to be the official language of the union The use of English for official purposes was to cease 15 years after and there are 22 languages in India. In West Bengal also speak Hindi. Around 53% of the Indian population understand, speak and probably able to write hindi in India.

Total hindi speaker =53%.
Total English speakers =12%.

Thanks.

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Muskan Meena said: (May 7, 2019)  
Hello,

I want to say that most of the people in India speak Hindi and Hindi is our mother tongue so Hindi should be the official language of India.

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Mansavi Meena said: (May 7, 2019)  
Hello,

I want to say that Hindi is the official language of India because in villages school there is no provide English language and the government school students don't speak English. Thanks.

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Priya said: (May 6, 2019)  
Hello friends.

Should Hindi be the official language of India?

Hindi is our mother tongue, all peoples speak Hindi clearly and perfectly. Most of states people speak hindi. Our India has 22 languages but Hindi is the most popular language of India foreigners are also like Hindi The Hindi language gives our nation the name of HINDUSTAN. SO we should be proud of hindi language. Our constitution has also declared HINDI As an official language of India in the YEAR 1950.

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Nandinni said: (May 6, 2019)  
I have presented my opinions about the Hindi language that it should be our official language of our India but along with Hindi A person should also know the English language because English is a global language and it is understandable around the whole world so if we have knowledge of English language then we will get many benefits through it. It will develop our personality and many more. So by taking many benefits of English language in mind so many peoples have commented that English should be our official language.

But tell me one thing when you will communicate with The Almighty then in which language would you feel comfortable?

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Nandini said: (May 6, 2019)  
Hello.

Myself Nandinni.

According to me, Hindi should be our official language as because when we communicate with each other in Hindi then we feel joy and happiness but in the case of English it doesn't happen. Along with it there are so many merits of Hindi language. The Hindi language gives our nation the name of 'Hindustan' So we should be proud of the Hindi language.

Our constitution has also declared Hindi as an official language of India in year 1950.

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Ruchi Rathore said: (May 6, 2019)  
Hello.

I am in favour of this statement that Hindi should be our official language.

Many people are saying that the development of our country can be done with English but I oppose this statement because as we know that there was the rule of British here for approximately 200 years then why our country doesn't develop by that time with English used by Britishers?

From the point of view, that our country is developing rapidly with Hindi.

So, according to me, Hindi should be the official language of India.

Thanks.

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Yogir said: (May 5, 2019)  
I am in favour of this statement that Hindi should be our official language many people are saying that the development of our country is can be done with English but I oppose this statement because as we know that there was a rule of British here for approximately 200 years then why our country is not developed by that time with English used by Britishers?

So according to me, India can develop with Hindi from the point of view that our country is developing rapidly with Hindi. So Hindi should be our official language.

Thanks.

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Rajat said: (May 5, 2019)  
Hindi should be the official language.

1. The Indian Constitution states that Hindi should be the official language of India. It should be in Devanagari script. Still, many regions are not ready to accept this fact.

2. Though India has 22 languages, Hindi is the most widely spoken amongst all. Hindi is the 5th most widely spoken language in the world.

3. India was previously known as "Hindustan". The word itself implies that India is the land of Hindi speaking people. Hence, it should be the official language of the nation.

4. Even before independence, Hindi was considered to be the official language. Today, English is a global language but it does not mean that we should adopt it. We should try to promote our own identity.

5. Around 75% of the country resides in villages where people are aware of Hindi mostly. It would be tough for these people to accept English as their official language.

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Rachana Kumari said: (May 5, 2019)  
Hi! Friends,

Myself Rachana.

First of all, I want to explain the 'OFFICIAL LANGUAGE ' the official language is that language which is used by the citizens as well as the government officially.

I don't agree with the point that Hindi should be the official language of India because,

1. India is a country which consists of many different cultures and it respects all the cultures equally.

2. Hindi is mainly spoken by major parts of our country but it is not used in the whole country.

3. India is the country of diversity. It contains different cultures, caste, tribes and also language. If Hindi is made the official language of India, then it will affect the diversity of India.

4. Hindi should not be the national language of India as a study has an important role in the life of every child and all the higher studies are done in English. So, it will create a huge obstacle in the studies of the students.

Thank you.

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Sania Khokhar said: (May 4, 2019)  
Hi everyone, myself Sania Khokhar.

According to me, Hindi is the official language of India because it is our mother tongue. And we are lived in India. As we all know that, the other name of India is Hindstan and this name came from Hindi. Those persons who say, that the Hindi is not the official language of India because many of the higher jobs, interviews, and all high classes study, English is compulsory to know very well. I appreciate from this statement, but to know the english we firstly know the hindi after we explain any word. I know very well that English is our global language, but doesn't mean that we are adopting this in our official language. In India, around 75 percent of peoples are lived in the village so they don't know how to speak English. So, according to me, Hindi is our mother tongue and official language of India. And we feel proud of hindi language.

Thanks.

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Kavya Meena said: (May 4, 2019)  
Hindi should be the official language of India because in India, most people are not able to speak everyone near by 70 to 80 per cent people of India unable to speak English and Hindi is easier to speak in the comparison of English. Hindi is our mother tongue also and uneducated people easily speak hindi so, Hindi should be the official language of India.

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Ruchi Rathore said: (May 4, 2019)  
Yes, I am in favour of this statement that Hindi should be our official language.

Many people are saying that India can be developed by English. But I oppose this statement as we know there was British rule on India for approximately 200 years and they used English then why our India not developed by that time? As we know India is developing rapidly these days. So according to me after sometimes our country will fully developed by using Hindi only. So, I want Hindi be our official.

Thank you.

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Ritu Yogi said: (May 4, 2019)  
India is the only country of Hindu religion as we go in any foreign country for any kind of assembly related to religion so if English will our official language so there will be no specific identity of us there. So, we should proud of our Hindi language.

Thanks.

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Ritu Yogi said: (May 4, 2019)  
Hi, myself Ritu yogi.

Yes, Hindi should be our official language because India is the only country of Hindu religion as we go in any foreign country for any kind of assembly related to religion so if English will our official language so there will be no specific identity of us. So we should proud our mother tongue Hindi. Thanks.

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Khushboo Walia said: (May 4, 2019)  
According to my view, English should be the official language of India because nowadays all the official work, interviews, are based on English language there is no use of Hindi and English medium school are also increasing in number in the comparison of Hindi medium school it is true that Hindi realise India's rich history or culture but if we talk about development it is important than culture so many peoples are saying that Hindi is easy to understand and speak, this is the basic problem of Indians that they don't want to try something hard in their life they want everything easy for them the last but not the least English should be the official language of India.

Thanks.

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Pratishtha Sharma said: (May 3, 2019)  
No, according to me English is important for the development of the country if we go to foreign countries like China, USA then we need English for conversation.

We need English to express our ideas.

So, according to me, Hindi should not be our official language.

Thanks.

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Sunil Yadav said: (May 3, 2019)  
Hindi is our mother tongue language because I belong to north India but still, I cannot impose the same for all my brother from another part of the country where they belong to south India. It is not that easy for a person to be linguistic-based on common assumptions. It is good for them to respect Hindi but learn based on their interest staying in their comfort zone but not necessarily to impose Hindi on them. For example, is it necessary for a Brahman to learn all vedic Puran? just because he belongs to the same community. The answer is NO. He should respect but learn according to his suitability. So to mug up with the very same problem English became a common ground for all of the Indians to communicate not only nationwide but internationally which is the extra plus point because all I can say this is a language which is being taught since childhood to all of us past of decades.

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Sarika Chouhan said: (May 3, 2019)  
Hello, according to me, Hindi should not be our official language because in most state's of the India people don't use and understand Hindi.

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Arvind Sarwa said: (May 1, 2019)  
Hello! Everyone.

About: Should Hindi is an official language?

According to me, That the people who belongs from the south. They will be want to speak HINDI because the cultural effects.

So, I am from SIKAR (Rajasthan). It is the Shekhawati region. As you know that the language of there is MARWADI. Approximately few families in our city will speak Hindi.

So, we discuss our topic.

As you all know that, In whole INDIA all the citizens speak Hindi because our India is Subcontinent which is different from physically, geographically, and culturally that's why they can't understand Hindi clearly. But approx all the Indian can understand English clearly.

So, According to me, English should be the official language of India.

Thank you! & have a good day.

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Smisha Shekar said: (Mar 17, 2019)  
No, as we all know each and every state of our nation has a unique language and pride associated with it and imposing a single language would go against the spirit of our nation and this in no way is demeaning hindi which is also a culturally rich and largely spoken language. Diversity is our strength and it must be kept intact.

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Mithi said: (Feb 2, 2019)  
I think India's national language shouldn't be Hindi because in parts of India people don't speak Hindi. So I personally think english should be the official language India. But I also think every Indian should know our mother-tongue Hindi.

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Praveena said: (Feb 1, 2019)  
You can't simply stick to a single language where there are multiple languages in a country like India. Language is something which is used to convey our thoughts, both the speaker and listener should be in the same state when they try to share their thoughts. But most of us in the south don't know Hindi and we are not even ready to learn it. I don't think so Hindi is more superior than other languages.

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Divyanshu Singh Gaur said: (Oct 30, 2018)  
For me Hindi is our mother tongue language because I belong to north India but still I cannot impose the same for all my brother from another part of the country where they belong to south India. It is not that easy for a person to be linguistic based on common assumptions. It is good for them to respect Hindi but learn based on their interest staying in their comfort zone but not necessarily to impose Hindi on them. For an example is it necessary for a Brahman to learn all vedic puran? just because he belong to the same community. The answer is NO. He should respect but learn according to his suitability. So to mug up with the very same problem English became a common ground for all of the Indians to communicate not only nationwide but internationally which is the extra plus point because all I can say this is a language which is being taught since childhood to all of us past of decades.

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Anjli Mehra said: (Sep 13, 2018)  
According to me hindi is not the official language of India because many people of the India not able to understand the hindi properly and English is better language to communicate.

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Deepak. said: (Sep 12, 2018)  
Hi everyone,

India does not have a national language as there are more than 1600 languages in India and it would result in chaos. However as per the Indian Constitution Hindi (Devagiri script) and English are the official languages already.

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Chetan Tingase said: (Sep 3, 2018)  
No doubt Hindi language embraces beauty and we Indians are proud of it. But if we start from north and travel through towards south the use of hindi language goes on decreasing. Especially, the southern states which find it very difficult to speak as well as to learn hindi. They are more comfortable in english as compared to hindi. So currently I don't think that India is state of declaring Hindi as its official language.

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Bhoopesh Pratap Singh said: (Aug 2, 2018)  
India is banyan tree. All languages are inspirational as it's branches. We are progressive so it is essential to understand themes of all literature and accept valuable thoughts. It does not matter Hindi should be national language are not.

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Srinivas T. said: (Jul 21, 2018)  
Those people who are favouring Hindi in this forum belongs to northern states of the country who think each & every Indian from all states do understand Hindi first of all they have never been in South India basically all southern languages are completely different from Hindi viz. Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam. In order to make common language for we will have to teach them to learn Hindi this act doesn't make difference to northern states because their dialects are similar to Hindi so it's natural for them to pick Hindi language easily & it's convenient decision for them too because they don't have to take efforts to learn anything new. Now when you impose this decision to southern states we should use our common sense that southern languages are completely different from Hindi n these people don't have even their alphabets similar to Hindi. In this scenario southern people will have to struggle to learn this language against their will which is against the fundamental right to preserve their language and there is really no need to speak Hindi to show unity if we really want to maintain unity first respect others emotions & respect their choices and their mother tongue which represent their values just bringing all people on common language platform won't bring unity it will rather create dissent n injustice feeling in large mass of nation. India has two official languages Hindi and English. If you can't talk Hindi which is convenient to north India then talk in English which is familiar to all Indians because English is common language of education all over nation. If we keep on insisting & impose Hindi on all then that day is not far when our all beautiful mother tongues will be degraded and vanished for the sake of one language which has happened to Maithili already.

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Ankita said: (Jul 21, 2018)  
When we talk of "Bharat" and feel proud to be a part of one of the oldest and modest civilisations in the world, we need to have a heart full of respect and ambitions for our nation. It is our country which has given us identity, safety and pride in ourselves. When we talk of being a Bengali, a Tamil, a Maharashtrian or an Assamese (for instance) , we are doing nothing but decreasing our own stature. We as Indians, have certain obligations towards India and giving her a national language is one of them. India needs a national language to develop, academically, economically as well as emotionally. When it comes to Hindi, there are many who stand against it, but let us analyse the situation keeping aside our thoughts as speakers of a certain mother tongue or being residents of a particular state. I have travelled far and wide in my country and have found that people even in the state of Manipur are fluent in Hindi. Making Hindi the national language will not decrease the importance of any other Indian language, rather it will give us all a sense of linguistic identity which we require, especially in the education sector where we are forced to learn a foreign language. India has always respected every religion, culture and language. Should we not shun our personal preferences and show an example of unity in diversity in the world! Hindi is a relatively easy language which Indians can easily learn as the second language in states where it is not spoken. Having a national language will show India's strength to the world and give the others a message that we will not compromise even when it comes to communication. For everything else, there are translators!

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Bhim said: (Jul 13, 2018)  
According to me. There is no any language that should be official. There are 29 states in India and many states have their own language and that is official for them for that part of India.

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P Reddy said: (Jul 8, 2018)  
Question is not just about which language should NL, actually are we on the right path to bbecoming a developed country. The answer is no.

First of all, Indian constitutional structure is wrong we have 29 different states which are equivalent to 29 different countries similar to countries in the European Union. Most of the EU countries are developed but India even after 70 years of independence still underdeveloped country. Reasons are we could not follow capitalism properly like all developed countries have followed or currently following. We are the only country which directly jumped to service sector from agriculture we have almost skipped manufacturing step due to this most jobs we have are either related to service sector or agriculture when it comes to manufacturing of good products we import them from other countries because of this we have big trade deficit. Now if we want to solve this issue n become manufacturing major we have give good quality industry oriented practical education in this case which language will we choose for education English or Hindi as we know AFA English is concerned our large mass really can't do critical thinking in English as most of our mass belongs to rural. N for Hindi only northern states are comfortable others are not so both choices are wrong whole nation education system. If we really want to follow capitalism in right manner we must get quality technical education in our mother tongue this applies to every state of India, that is what is done Japan, Korea, Germany, France, UK, China. They take knowledge in their mother tongue so they better understands it n their people use this knowledge to create products which create jobs n industries. While in India we people get education in English which only God knows how many of us really understands deeply & result is in front of us we have very well English speaking people in Asia. Even after producing 1. 5 lakh on paper engineers how many jobs were created I have seen people who are engineers, science graduates, PhDs they are filling applications banking jobs, government Jobs. Even after taking technical education why such bad time come to you answer either you did not study or you could not understand what you were taught in institutes. What our graduates do apart from speaking good English can they good technology products, can they create a new research or do inventions probably is the answer is NO. The biggest fault of our education system is that we are producing English speaking people under the name of education which don't have any knowledge to produce anything they are just good at English talking. Our tongues are molded but brains are wasted because of a deficit of education system. The economy runs by-products, services we are good are creating services not products so our youth is getting unemployed. We are importing electronics, technologies, advanced healthcare devices, advanced medicines, fuel, engines, machines, vehicles, bullet trains. Which we could have designed by yourself if our youth had got a quality education in their own mother tongue. We have destroyed our brains of youth by giving education in a foreign language. Look at the area of any European country all are so small compared to our states but well developed than India. We really need to change our centralised system to distributed one. Each state must take responsibility to develop their economy. ONE PARLIAMENT in Delhi really can never handle the burden of 29 states. We need to change our centralised system to states focused system.

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Apoorva Sarkar said: (Jul 5, 2018)  
As per my opinion, a single language cannot be the official language of a country like India where multiple languages are being spoken. One more factor is that in many states or cities people even understand Hindi. Besides this nowadays the Indian market has Imphal numbers of Foreign companies where English is the only language even in many govt offices we use English only. So A single language cannot play well.

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Sanjay Prajapat said: (Jun 7, 2018)  
As per my opinion a single language can not be official language for a country like India where multiple languages are being speak. One more factor is that in many states or cities people even understand Hindi. Besides this now days Indian market has emphal numbers of Foreign companies where English is the only language even in many govt offices we use English only. So A single language can not play well.

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Shaik Saleem said: (May 26, 2018)  
Indian democracy is the union of states so while expressing this type of points one should know about the constitution and their respective laws laid down by it. INDIAN PEOPLE BELIEVE IN CULTURE AND CIVILISATION SO IT'S NOT POSSIBLE TO DERIVE ONLY ONE LANGUAGE. ACTUALLY, IF WE THINK PRACTICALLY WHY WE PEOPLE GETTING all systems of western type.

What's about culture people and their traditional thoughts why matters this interrupting ideas and expressions of people. The rural population is more than urban and. Who are illiterate what about them. Is there any government classes conducting for illiterate people to teach them English. If all people talk in English all people lives in cities then who live in villages Hill areas to maintain agriculture then who works in factories then who sales street marketing products. OFFICIALS DOESN'T NEED ANY KNOWLEDGE BECAUSE THEY ALREADY GETTING PROPER EDUCATION AND LIFE SO HINDI MUST OUR HOME LANGUAGE BECAUSE OF THIS TASTE AND HAPPINESS AND WAY OF EXPRESSIONS.

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Akansha Nigam said: (May 24, 2018)  
Hello Friends,

I feel that the Hindi language could have been an official language if everyone is speaking Hindi in India. India has 22 official languages. According to Census of India, the total number of mother tongues spoken in India is 1652. However, only around 150 languages have a sizable speaking population. The Indian census of 1961 recognised 1, 652 different languages in India (including languages not native to the subcontinent).

With these statistics, if we make Hindi as an official language then Indian citizen will only suffer.

Thanks.

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Santosh Survase said: (May 21, 2018)  
I think no need of this, but don't make English a standard. I mean don't judge the people from their ability of speak in English.

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Vicky said: (May 16, 2018)  
Yeah, we should make Hindi as an official language. There is no danger for the growth or make any difference between our bilateral relations or discussion. Even our prime minister addressed In foreign countries in hindi and instead of That our international relations are getting better. So english language is only increasing difference in our society. Hindi medium and english medium has now developed in people minds. Hindi people are looked by educated people like they are alien or what. Which shows gaps in our country among people how it would progress?

Well, I won't say anything more because this is India anything could happen here so leave it.

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Rakesh Doley said: (May 2, 2018)  
Hi, friends as the topic of discussion is Hindi be the official language of India.

First of all, I want to tell exactly what is the official language. The Official language is that which is use by the government, public and citizen for the official purpose, official paper, official meet and interaction between public and government official and mostly in education. Therefore official language has an enormous impact on economic, social relation.

Now, in my opinion, Hindi should not be made the official language of India as of now. I like to dictate the following reason.

1. As of now, we are a developing country, due to which we need to take help from other developing country and most of the developed country has an official language is English. Therefore as a developing country, we need to improve our relationship with other developed countries for bilateral talking, discussion. Therefore for sharing an issue, we need to communicate in English.

2. India is a diverse country, where there is a different culture, different language, different religion due to which making Hindi as an official language is a big issue. Most of the region in India does not know how to speak, write Hindi. Therefore if Hindi will make an official language than there will be chaos.

Apart from this, I want to inform that our neighbouring country China use only there language mandarine. But we can not follow them. Because there are develop the country and now they do not need help from others. In this globalised world, they can survive very well, as we know they are 12 trillion dollar economy after the USA.

Finally, I want to tell that if one day Hindi will become an official language I will very happy after becoming a developed country. Thank you.

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Dhioshmati Devi said: (Apr 20, 2018)  
Hi, I am Dhiosmati Devi from guwahati (Assam).

My opinion is totally against it. Hindi should be used as a regional language not as an official. It may create some problems in the field of foreign relation, a diplomatic relationship which is most important part for our country to growth development. If it does not happen then our country will go back to the 14th century in the field of economic, political and social growth. For example,

India has a good relationship with America. But if Hindi registered as an official language, how can the Americans delivered their thoughts. Indirectly, Indians must be dependent on the English language. It will arise other many difficulties. Although India already has to face many problems. So it nice makes it clear that English should be an official language instead of Hindi without any hide and seek.

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Anurag said: (Mar 28, 2018)  
It can be the official language of India but it requires huge time to make it official. I can say for our generation it can't be the official language but from next generation, I can be official and this will take time.

India has around 200 languages in 33 states.

And we have to select only one, those persons who understand Hindi will be beneficial for them if we make it official.

Every person brought up with his/her mother tongue and they learn English side by side so that they can communicate in future. If they can learn English then they also can learn Hindi.

French and China has their official language as French and Chinese respectively and most of the youth of China never learn English due to which they can not apply for the foreign jobs but in India youth learn English they apply for the post of CEO like Sunder Lal Pichai (google ceo) and it is also beneficial in cricket also, most of the country talk in English only and Indian easily understand their plans but Indians like dhoni instruct the teammates in Hindi but sludges the opponent in their own language (English).

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Sandeep said: (Mar 27, 2018)  
According to me, Hindi should not be official language as of now because of following reasons,

1. As we all know, India is a developing country and our CAD is high. As part of global trade and to attract FDI and FPI, it will be convenient if we use English, which is the official language for many developed Countries.

2. Hindi is not spoken all over India and many people do not know to read Hindi which will be difficult for people to translate the official documents to regional languages.

3. The compulsion of Hindi language may bring social unrest in one part of society.

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Krishna Verma said: (Mar 20, 2018)  
Hi, Myself Krishna Verma. And my point of view is that if Hindi will be official language then it will be somewhat beneficial for people who face difficulties to convey their ideas, view of perception due to lack of communication skills. But when we look for overall development & for the long term, the English language provides better chances in vast level. People can explore themselves in vast level and communicate with anyone regardless of any foundation.

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Jasnsja said: (Mar 10, 2018)  
No. Enforcing Hindi on non-Hindi speakers would result in chaos. Everyone is proud of their own mother tongue. Hindi people should shove it up their asses only.

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Aman Kumar Swarnkar said: (Mar 10, 2018)  
Hello, myself Aman. I want to say that Hindi should be our national language because there are many people in our country who can work hard, have good ideas, have good knowledge but they don't know how to speak English so they can't able to communicate with higher authority. There is a communication gap among these people with higher authority but those have capacity to deal with external world must know English and to serve our Country Hindi should we our national language.

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Saif Reshi said: (Mar 9, 2018)  
No, it should not be official language because India is mixed up of many tribes and communities every tribe, community speaks their own language from where they brought up. Hindi is speaking only in few states of the country but most of the other states speak their own communal language. So, it will be difficult for non-hindi speaking people if it will be made as an official language.

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Aman Kumar said: (Mar 3, 2018)  
Hindi should be one of the official language of India along with other spoken language in India because In many states especially in South India most people either don't know hindi or face difficulty to speak, If Hindi become the only official language of India then it will reduce the freedom of speech in many parts of India.

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Arnab Dutta Chowdhury said: (Feb 27, 2018)  
Hindi should not be the only official language of India. The official language status should be accorded to multiple languages. If it is not possible, then English should be the only official language. Education helps a child grow up and especially our higher education courses are very important. Most of our higher education courses are in English medium. Technically, English should be our default official language. If we consider the notion of identity, we must understand that Hindi is not the identity of person from non-Hindi states. Therefore, officially all languages should be nurtured equally by the GOI. The GOI should not indulge in micromanaging or manipulating language used in the everyday private chats.

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Neha said: (Feb 26, 2018)  
No, it should not be. Because Hindi is not easy to write, understand. It is quite tough. Majority of the people didn't speak Hindi. India is a United nation. So we should speak a common language so that it is easy to communicate with others. And to show the quality of unity.

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Yushra Bano said: (Feb 22, 2018)  
I think, Hindi should be the official language of India because to unite the country we need a language, so why it is not Hindi as it is understood by the majority of the people.

But at the same time, we have to respect every language and give equal importance to all Indian languages for the development and happiness of the country.

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Sumit said: (Feb 17, 2018)  
I want to say, language doesn't matter to communicate, how you communicate with others is important, communication can be done by any language, if you are making Hindi is an official language there may be you reducing freedom of peoples.

Thank you.

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Harris said: (Feb 15, 2018)  
Hello everyone,

In my opinion, Hindi should not be an official language in India, because there are lots of people in India who can't speak Hindi, there are many different cultures and different languages like Tamil, Punjabi, Urdu, Kannada etc in India, as we all know India is a diversified country, so Hindi should not be official language. But we should proud on the Hindi language.

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Ishaan Cariappa said: (Feb 14, 2018)  
No, As Hindi is a language that is only at the convenience of the northern states and doesn't take into consideration the southern states such as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. So a language that almost everyone can speak in our country is english. Because of the british english english was spread all across the country and was used by everyone. So I think english should be the national language and it should be mandatory for everyone in India to be literate in english.

Thank you.

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T.S Biradar said: (Feb 14, 2018)  
Hindi should be an official language of India yes, everyone can communicate through only one language by default and it helps to proud to talk in Hindi, in the country we have many languages if someone went to from one state to Oder state de can communicate easily, if we made Hindi as an official language.

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B.Logendhiran said: (Feb 13, 2018)  
Hindi should be official language but not used to national language. India has many states and religion.

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Shankar K. said: (Feb 6, 2018)  
If the language spoken by majority meant to be made NL, then for north India Hindi is similar to all north languages & for south India, Tamil is similar to all Dravidian languages, and for whole India English can be considered understood by the majority. In that case, efforts should be made to provide all Indians academics in English.

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Daya said: (Feb 6, 2018)  
Think, doesn't It sound very odd when an Indian need a translator to communicate with another Indian. We always say unity in diversity, but does it really work?

We all know how many problems is faced due to the language barrier. And if it continues in future then the day would no far when all states will divide themselves on the basis of their language.

If anyone directly says that XYZ (either Hindi or for other) should be the official language then it may cause a civil war. But we all now that we need a common language, so for this we must choose that language which has a majority. And people who are not comfortable with that language should provide facilities to learn it by making it a permanent subject in academic studies.

Thank you.

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Nirrudha said: (Feb 5, 2018)  
Hindi must not be the official language. How would you feel if your mother is dragged out and replaced by another? Hindi speaking people, on the other hand, must learn to respect India of her diversity and cultural heritage. People In this forum supporting Hindi need to have some gratitude, for south has provided shelter to millions and millions of north Indians. Is this a way to show your respect in return?

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Raghav Reddy said: (Feb 2, 2018)  
I think the debate on this topic is enough now. There are few states people trying imposing Hindi on all they don't understand how other non-hindi will suffer from it, they are just behind their own convenience forgetting about others concerns. This is not the situation for which south Indian states had joined to form Indian union it's destroyed attack on their mother tongue n identity. If this tussle goes on then its better all Hindi favouring states should form their own Hindi country n leave apart non-Hindi states.

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Vikas Poria said: (Jan 28, 2018)  
According to my view, Hindi should be compulsory language in the Indian offices Because in India many people don't know English and many other languages, for example, a person of Haryana don't know south Indian languages and a people of South India. Don't know Punjabi Haryanvi, therefore, Hindi should be compulsory make official language o India.

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Tanya Kaur said: (Jan 25, 2018)  
I don't agree with the statement that Hindi should be official language because about 60% of the people don't know Hindi and do not speak Hindi. There are many other languages in India like Punjabi, English, Maharathi, Kashmiri and etc. In India, people firstly use to speak Sanskrit. So I think Hindi should not be the official language in India.

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Shruti said: (Jan 23, 2018)  
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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Pranjal Prajapati said: (Jan 22, 2018)  
Hii Friends.

I'm Pranjal Prajapati.

Yes, I agree that Hindi should be official language because most of the people of India are comfortable with Hindi language and about South Indian people they can also speak Hindi most of them or people.

So I think Hindi should be Official Language.

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Neha Saxena said: (Jan 19, 2018)  
Hello everyone.

In my opinion, there should Hindi should not be an official language as India is a diversified country and there are people with different culture and different regional languages. If there will be a single official language than it can create some difficulties and all the people will not be comfortable. For example in south India people speak Tamil, Bengali, Kanad and they can find difficulties if Hindi will be the universal language.

But at the same time definitely, we should consider our Hindi language secondary to the English language as Hindi defines our nation OK nationality and we should be proud of it. English is just a language we should judge a person by his language. But nowadays especially in the metro city people perceive that those who speak English are well educated, have a high standard of living and they are very knowledgeable but this perception right as English is just a language.

So the conclusion is that there should not be any official language for our country but we should respect our Hindi language and we should be proud of it.

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Jyoti said: (Dec 28, 2017)  
Hello, it's Jyoti. I'm completely against to this topic reason being India is a country which has a number of languages. People from the different state have their own language. Thus India is not dependent on only one language. For eg, if we assume Hindi to be our official language it won't work because a person from belonging from south India will not be able to understand. See we should not be diplomatic that both Hindi and English will work yes English being a common language not only for India bit for the whole world is the only language for an official matter so that everyone can understand it better. Being an Indian we cannot give preference to our Hindi. Because India itself has many languages then why only Hindi.

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Sai said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
As far as my concerned There should be no official language for India. The people from North can understand hindi, as their mother tongue is hindi but what about the people of south ? Yes many of south people know hindi but why should we follow hindi as official language, what if we demand our regional language to be official language, are those hindi speaking states going to agree ? They won't, because o imposing hindi as official language and English as communicative language every state in India loosing its local language respect and knowledge.

Finally if we really need to have an official language then we all must vote for English which is easily understandable to everyone except the illiterate persons but the local officers will explain them in local language.

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Rahulbali said: (Dec 18, 2017)  
Of course, 100percent without any doubt Hindi should be the official language of India. Because it is the only language which is commonly spoken by every person of this country. From the north to south and east to west people are able to understand this language. Even an illiterate person can easily understand this. And this is official language means. Which is understand and spoken by every person which lead forward all the sections of society come together. Moreover, English as a second language must be promoted to move with the world. HINDI as an official language does not mean we should ignore other ones. Each language has its own place.

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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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