President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha in New Delhi today (September 22, 2018).
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that languages connect people.
There are numerous languages and dialects in India. All of them have their special nature and beauty.
This diversity adds to India’s culture and well-being. He said that institutions like the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha have played a very important role in strengthening the emotional unity of our country.
He noted that the Sabha has developed a network of about 20,000 Hindi campaigners.
The President said that every Indian should try to learn an Indian language other than his or her own.
When a Hindi-speaking youth learns Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam or Kannada, he or she is introduced to a very rich tradition. This knowledge can create new opportunities for the individual.>