Rajnath Singh has a language problem, slams English

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  1. Black Cats

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    Psycho mentality of Big Joker's Party (BJP)


    Rajnath Singh has a language problem, slams English
    Hindustantimes.com New Delhi, July 19, 2013

    English language has caused "great loss" to India and people are forgetting their culture because of it. That is BJP president Rajnath Singh's view.

    "The English language has caused a great loss to the country. We are losing our language, our culture as there are hardly any people who speak Sanskrit now," Singh was quoted by TV channels as saying at a function in New Delhi on Thursday.

    "English language has caused a great lot of loss to India. We have started forgetting our religion and culture these days. There are only 14,000 people left in this country speaking in Sanskrit. Knowledge acquired out of English is not harmful but the anglicization penetrated into youths in this country is dangerous,” said Singh, according to ABP TV.

    "We are losing our language, our culture as there are hardly any people who speak Sanskrit now," Rajnath reportedly said.

    Congress leader Manish Tewari, in response, commented on Twitter the BJP leader's statements about the English language were a "paradox". "Paradox--BJP outsources vison document to anglesiced policywonks while ranting English caused great loss to India," Tewari tweeted.

    Singh's statement may cause a controversy just when its gearing up for the 2014 election campaign. As many as 11 party committees are to set up to focus on various aspects of electioneering, including reaching out to the youth.


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    He seems to forgot, millions of Indians earn their bread & butter because of this language......Big Joker's Party(BJP) is a big crap.
     
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    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    Instead rajnath should have said like how english is global language we should make sanskrit or hindi as global language. Like how we Indian learn German, French, Spanish Etc & go to respective countries for work. We should make Indian economy so strong that people should come from other countries & learn our language to work here.
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    I have a somewhat similar viewpoint.
     
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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    Yeah, but I would call it our own fault at not being able to preserve our own languages. It's not like government actively encourages Sanskrit literature.
     
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    VIP Ultra Nationalist Senior Member

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    Languages based on Devanagari lipi are very rich and disciplined compared to English.

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  8. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Forget sanskrit, any attempt on it would be like kicking a dead horse. Local spoken languages should be encouraged. But the problem is that we have too many languages and dialects, if there were few it would be easier.

    It is the constitutional duty of the union govt to encourage hindi all over the country.

     
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    VIP Ultra Nationalist Senior Member

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    I bet, twitterist would have no clue what he has said.... :lol:

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    Congress has had a lot of advertisements saying how the western economies are in recession and india is going to grow. And here they are again using a sublime message saying the west is not as good as india (manish t on how USA only can speak one language where as we can speak two). Rajnath is saying what everyone thinks why are we ashamed of being Hindu and why is english our common bond. Its a patriotic thought. sanskrit is a legendary Hindu language. . The congress is confused its inner soul is Hindu yet outside no one knows. I personally think because we have that many dialects and languages including English it allows us to have differences that allows for stronger implementation framework when tackled. Also you won't get obedience and people that follow in a straight line.

    From toi:

    For most Indians English is an additional skill apart from their mother tongues. Facility in English is seen to have given India a critical share of the BPO and IT business providing employment to more than 20 lakh people, Singh's critics said.

    Tewari said "I sometimes feel like laughing at our friends. On one side their vision document is outsourced to people who don't speak any language other than English. Is this medievalism or hypocrisy?"
     
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    Rajnath Singh is right.

    Look at the way the average Indian speaks - neither our skills in any native language are good nor in English.

    At this rate India will end up like the Caribbean countries or Phillipines speaking some pidgin language.
     
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    We should make a Sanskrit topic. Let members learn and develop Sanskrit language skills.
     
  13. Singh

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    Surprised to see so many DFItes agree with this.

    English language is not bad. "Anglicization" is bad.

    So, we should go back to the period of Kama Sutra and have bare breasted women and oral sex with eununchs ? or period of Islamic Invasions(which made us conservative in the first place) and defend the honour of our women (mother, motherland, mother tongue) etc. ?

    Or by speaking Sanskrit, our Youth will become "moral", "obedient", stop wearing western clothes and consuming western culture ?

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    Sanskrit cannot be adopted as national language. Hindi cannot be made national language. In any case, English language due to its global usage is the most dynamic and evolving language. Hindi has not had new words since the Govt. decided to Sanskritise it after independence.

    Has anyone, ever heard Chaste Hindi written by Govt. ? It has no resemblance to the spoken Hindi (dialects).
     
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    IMHO... idiotic comment. Culling English in today's world is anti-development and foregoing almost the entire services sector. What he should have said is to enhance the popularity of Indic languages to parallel English. That would have made sense.
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Off topic...

    Bengali is a gender neutral language, Hindi is not.

    How many other Indian languages are gender neutral?
     
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    Your contempt for indian culture dripping like pearls.
     
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    Your Sanctimonious diatribe is nauseating.

    I have no contempt for Indian culture, I have contempt for senile hypocritical bigot zealots who dictate what 600 million Indians should or shouldn't do.

    Indian Culture is antithetical to these parochial view.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Indeed, English being practically an universal language, there is a greater vista from which knowledge can be gleaned.

    While Anglicisation make lead to swamping of the various cultures (there is more than one culture in India), yet one cannot halt the spread of Anglicisation because it is becoming a global phenomenon. owing to globalisation.

    Whichever country rules the international economy's roost will act as the beacon, if others wish to have its share of the pie.

    Currently, it is the West and so there is this trend towards Anglicisation.

    If China takes over as the focal point of controlling the world economy and industries, then who knows the would would have Hanisation to complain about.

    As it is many more are learning Mandarin!

    It is commendable of some keeps the native cultures alive, pure and pristine, but one wonders if one could impose it as a writ on others.
     
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    Language is a medium of communication. Connecting learning of english to loss of culture is just not justified. That is due to our patronization of the new western culture.
    And such people don't have an iota of knowledge of our recent history. Had it not been for english we would have been under the british for a longer time.Why?There was no other common medium of communication that panned across India. It allowed our leaders to coordinate and interact with each other. How else could so many different people belonging to different cultures have interacted? Just another gimmick to garner more votes.
     
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    Read properly, it's not about English language, it's about Anglicization. It's a click bait and just another try of media to CREATE controversy. Media picks up one sentence and highlight it but don't give you the real story.

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    Every person from Ulta Pradesh of India shud be banned from becoming a national leader and we must divide this state into atleast five more states to ensure good governance.
     

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