Bhopal : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inagurated the 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan at Lal Parade ground few minutes ago. Amidst a large gathering of people from across the globe and India, with more than 40 countries participating in celebration of India’s national language, Modi began his address by talking about importance of Hindi language and stated that although he was a Gujurati, yet it would have been impossible to survive if he did not know the national language Hindi.
Acknowledging the contribution of Indian film industry in promotion of Hindi language, Modi gave credit to this industry and said that it has enabled reach of Hindi across the globe, crossing beyond boundaries and reaching to hearts of people via Hindi songs.
Modi stated that a language can survive only when it expands and spreads its wings across international borders. Digital India can serve as a major platform for spread of Hindi. He said that ‘inclusion’ is the key word and Hindi must be included in every major growth engine of the country. India is a rich nation which has varied languages – not only in the form of national language Hindi, but also many other regional languages across the country, and it is essential to treasure and cherish these in times to come, said Modi. The future generations must shoulder the responsibility of carrying forward this Indian language and work towards making it a prominent language among global linguistic fraternity, concluded Modi
Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan also addressed the gathering and expressed their commitment to the growth and spread of Hindi language.
Before reaching to the Conference venue, Modi reached Bhopal and began his schedule by addressing a large gathering of BJP workers.