Hindi not thrust in JIPMER or in Puducherry UT: L-G Tamilisai

Pudukottai (TN), May 16 (PTI) Asserting that it is not in Tamil culture to criticise other languages or be critical of those speaking in other languages, Telangana Governor and Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry Tamilisai Soundararajan reiterated that Hindi is not being thrust in JIPMER or in the Union Territory.

No one is being forced to learn Hindi at the cost of one’s mother tongue, she said and added that learning an additional language would only enhance one’s employment opportunities. “But my concern is, we are not studying in our mother tongue completely,” she said.

For instance, even in the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) or in entire Puducherry, Hindi is not being imposed, she said. “I had already clarified that Hindi is not thrust in JIPMER. Tamil continues to be a language of communication,” she told reporters on Sunday when asked about the controversial circular allegedly insisting that entries in service records be made in English and Hindi.

One should have love and affection towards one’s mother tongue but there should not be any hatred or opposition to other languages which are the mother tongues of others, she said.

“It is not our culture to criticise the language of others or be critical of people of other languages,” Soundararajan said without naming anyone in particular.” “Whether we learn other languages or not, we should respect them as we respect our mother tongue,” she added. PTI JSP HDA HDA

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