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India is Language neutral

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I didn’t know the reality till today until I had this debate on ‘Politics in India’ with my friends father who told me that Hindi is not a National Language.

Here’s the direct reference to the fact from Wikipedia regarding Languages of India and below is the excerpt from the same

Article 345 of the Indian constitution provides recognition to “Official Languages” of the union to include any one or more of the languages in use in the state or Hindi language adopted by a state legislature as the official language of that state.

As per the Article 345 of the Indian constitution Hindi is Official Language but doesn’t hold the National Language rank. An Official Language is one which is used in Courts, Parliment, and Administration.

I still remember being thought in the school that ‘Hindi’ is our National Language, Tiger as National Animal, and Peacock as National Bird. But what baffles me is how the State Government’s didn’t object of such false content being used to teach the young minds. Anyways, the intent is to educate the readers but not raise any obnoxious questions or hurt anyone’s feelings.