Kohima, September 18: Hindi is the official language of the nation which binds the people together, and it has nothing to do with any religion, said Justice Uma Nath Singh, Lokayukta of Nagaland.
Speaking at the concluding function of Hindi Pakhwada Fortnight organized by Town Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC) Kohima at State Academy Hall here Wednesday, Singh said Hindi is among the 10 most spoken languages in the world.
“Hindi is not related to any religion or culture but attached to all people of the nation, which brings us together,” he said.
Hindi is connected will all Indian, and it is a mixture of different languages, he said, adding that “we have to make Hindi into a medium of connection and building stronger relationship.”
Singh also stressed on the need to propagate the use of Hindi at different levels in order to promote the language.
Singh, who was appointed as the Lokayukta of Nagaland in February this year, lamented that Nagaland is only known for wrong reasons in other parts of the country because of the rumours about law and order situation.
Maintaining that outsiders realizes that the thought process and minds of the people are very open and they accept the facts only after reaching here, the Lokayukta said “efforts should be made to project Nagaland in a positive aspect to the outside world”.
Singh also released the 17th Annual Hindi Magazine “Naganchal” during the function.
In his address, Chairman TOLIC Kohima and Principal Accountant General (A&E), E Mhonbemo Patton said that TOLIC has been conducting different competitions for both Hindi speaking and non-speaking communities in order to promote the language from September 3 to 16 last.
Winners in different Hindi competitions, including essay writing, poem recitation, noting and drafting, handwriting for non-Hindi speakers, quick, songs and extempore speech were also felicitated on the occasion.
Marking the occasion, students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Kohima, special numbers by staff of Principal Accountant General, All India Radio Kohima, Directorate of Census Operation and Postal Services enthralled the gathering. (Page News Service)