You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

Conduct official events in 'national language', says Harsh Vardhan

Happy that the programme is being conducted in Hindi. It is not a sin to compere in English: Vardhan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Harsh Vardhan
Harsh Vardhan

Official events should be conducted in the "language" wherever possible, Union minister said on Friday, while lauding the use of in such programmes.

Vardhan, the minister for environment and forest and science and technology, said he has observed that 95 per cent of the programmes in his ministries is conducted in English.


"I am happy that the programme is being conducted in It is not a sin to compere in English. But wherever possible, if we can use our language for conducting the proceedings, then the environment probably becomes more pleasant (satvik)," said, while speaking in

The minister made the remarks at a seminar, 'Role of security forces in combating wildlife crimes', that was organised by the (SSB).

The SSB, a paramilitary force under the Ministry of Home Affairs, guards the borders along and

Stressing on giving women officers more prominence in official events, said that he has asked his ministries to ensure that at least one-third of the panelists on the dais during such events are women

First Published: Fri, September 22 2017. 18:29 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU