From Staff Correspondent
Shillong, Oct 25: High Level Committee on Rajbhasa Chairman and Rajya Sabha MP Satyabrata Chaturvedi clarified that there is no imposition of Hindi language on the people, but he would like to see more people learn the language.
Speaking to newsmen after holding a review meeting with senior officers of the armed forces and paramilitary forces here on Tuesday, Chaturvedi said he held no grudge about the fact that people of the Northeast learning English. However, he added that he would encourage the people of the region to learn Hindi, which is a common mode of communication.
"We have learnt English though the Englishmen have left. Let us voluntarily learn this language for our own mutual understanding," Chaturvedi said.
Chaturvedi, along with Pratibha Malik, Additiol Secretary, and other senior Central government officials, also took stock of the rajbhasa (official language) initiatives being taken up by Central government offices.
At the State Convention Centre here on Wednesday, Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General (Meghalaya Frontier) PK Dubey briefed the committee about the status of rajbhasa in BSF Meghalaya Frontier.
The committee members also held separate meetings with officials of North East Police Academy, Military Engineering Services and North East Regiol Institute of Education at the State Convention Centre and discussed ways and means to promote the rajbhasa in official work.