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Amit Shah pitches for 'One Nation, One Language'

Amit Shah pitches for 'One Nation, One Language'

New Delhi, September 14: Union Home Minister Amit Shah pitched for 'one nation, one language' on Saturday while greeting the nation on the occasion of 'Hindi Diwas'. He emphasized on the need have a common language throughout the country, and Hindi by virtue of being "widely spoken" could fulfill that need. He also asked people to increase the use of mother tongue in their daily life to realise the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. "India is a country of different languages and every language has its own importance but it is very important to have a language of the whole country which should become the identity of India in the world. Today, if one language can do the work of tying the country to the door of unity, then it is the most spoken Hindi language," Shah said in a series of tweets in Hindi, according to the Statesman . "Today, on the occasion of Hindi Day, I appeal to all the citizens of the country that we should increase the use of our mother tongue and also use the Hindi language as one language to realise the dreams of Bapu and iron man Sardar Patel. Happy Hindi Day," he said. JP Nadda, BJP's working president also wished people on the occasion and said, "Hindi is the most spoken and understood language across India, which unites all of us in the thread of unity and is also our identity in the world. Wish you all a very Happy Hindi Day. Let us all increase the use of Hindi in our daily lives and inspire others as well." Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also wished on "Happy Hindi Day" on Twitter, "Hope and desire is Hindi. Hindi is the language that brings everyone together. Wishing all the writers, poets and journalists engaged in the service of Hindi literature, a very Happy Hindi Day…" The Draft New Educational Policy 2019 submitted its report on May 31, 2019, recommended mandatory Hindi teaching in all schools which had created turmoil, especially in the southern states like Tamil Nadu. Other states like West Bengal, Maharashtra and Karnataka also protested over the issue. The Human Resourse Development Ministry finally revised the draft. Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on September 14, marking the significance of the day when the country's Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as the official language of India. One of the 22 scheduled languages of the country, Hindi was adopted as the official language of the country on September 14, 1949. Another report adds: Continuing his tough talk on illegal migrants, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday hinted that the NRC will not be restricted to Assam, but will be implemented across the length and breadth of the country. "Assam thinks NRC was wrong, smaller states felt there would be a spillover. Let me assure, not only Assam, we want the entire country to be cleansed of illegal migrants," Amit Shah said at North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) conclave in Guwahati. Stating that National Register of Citizens (NRC) was a "problem", the Home Minister said, "A lot of people think many people were left out of NRC. We want to assure that no illegal migrants will be able to stay in Assam and go to another state. We want the country to be rid of illegal migrants". He said this as Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma had expressed his fears over the excluded people in the Assam citizens' list entering his state. At a North Eastern Council meeting in Guwahati on Sunday, Shah had said that the Centre will not allow a single illegal immigrant to stay in the country. "Questions are being raised about the NRC by different sections but today I just want to say this that the BJP-led government is committed to ensure that not a single illegal immigrant enters the region," he said. The final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam was published on August 31, including names of 3.1 crore people and leaving out 19 lakh names. The Supreme Court-monitored NRC exercise was aimed at identifying whether a person residing in Assam is actually an Indian or a foreigner. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs is planning to implement the National Citizenship Register throughout the country. The ministry had issued a notification on July 31, 2019, where it mentioned that the Central government has decided to prepare and update the population register in the rest of India other than the state of Assam.

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