Nine northeast tribal communities will adopt Devanagari script and languages. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English and not to local languages.
Presiding over the 37th meeting of the Parliamentary Official Language Committee here, Shah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided that the medium of running the government is the official language and this will definitely increase the importance of Hindi, according to a statement issued by the Union Home Ministry.
He informed the members that now 70 per cent of the agenda of the Cabinet is prepared in Hindi.
Shah said now the time has come to make the official language Hindi an important part of the unity of the country.
Eight Northeast states are also ready to made Hindi compulsory till class 10. For this, 22,000 Hindi teachers are also in the process of recruitment.
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