Bengaluru: Several celebrities on Monday took a stand against Hindi imposition and donned T-shirts which read Hindi Gothilla (I don't know Hindi). These included Prakash Raj, Chethan and Dhananjaya among others. Interestingly, Monday (September 14) is also celebrated as Hindi Diwas across the country. It all started when a few days ago, DMK MP from Tamil Nadu, Kanimozhi, wrote to the Centre for official events to be conducted in English and to not impose the Hindi language on people speaking a different tongue.
Bengaluru: Several celebrities on Monday took a stand against
Interestingly, Monday (September 14) is also celebrated as
It all started when a few days ago, DMK MP from Tamil Nadu,
While on the one hand, people celebrated Hindi Diwas on Monday, on the other hand, these celebrities condemned the imposition of the language.
Prakash Raj, who is a well-known face in the South film industry, and has also acted in several
Actor Dhananjaya also tweeted, "My country is India, My Root
#LanguageEquality tweeted Chethan.
Speaking up for students belonging to rural areas of
Former Chief Minister of Karnataka,
He added that the Centre should take steps to celebrate Hindi Diwas as "Language Day", which will allow everyone to celebrate all languages in the country. "We will certainly support the Union government, if it decides to celebrate (Bhasha Diwas) Language Day instead of Hindi Diwas," he said.