Bangalore: Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa on Monday emphasized on Kannada language and said that he is committed to protecting Kannada culture. Whereas on Saturday, the national president of Yeddyurappa's party Amit Shah had emphasized on the Hindi language, that if any language can unite the country, then it is Hindi. Opposition leaders of Karnataka have termed Shah's statement as an attempt to 'impose' Hindi on the state.
At the same time, Yeddyurappa, CM of Karnataka has written in a tweet that, in our country, all official languages are the same. However, as far as Karnataka is concerned, Kannada is the main language of this state. We will never compromise on its importance and we are committed to promoting the culture of Kannada and our state. Significantly, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Saturday that 'Hindi Day' will be celebrated publicly from 2020.
Amit Shah had said that Hindi will achieve new heights by the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Shah urged people to join the Hindi language and work towards using it most widely in the world. During this time, he requested people to at least talk to their children in Hindi. He said that any language will remain alive as long as people speak with pride in it.