President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha in New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kovind said that languages connect people. He said, there are numerous languages and dialects in India and all of them have their special nature and beauty. He said, this diversity adds to India’s culture and well-being.
President said that institutions like the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha have played a very important role in strengthening the emotional unity of the country.
He noted that the Sabha has developed a network of about 20 thousand Hindi campaigners.
Mr Kovind said, every Indian should try to learn an Indian language other than his or her own tongue.
He said, when a Hindi-speaking youth learns Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam or Kannada, he or she is introduced to a very rich tradition.
Mr Kovind said, this knowledge can create new opportunities for the individual.