A group of academicians has started working towards making Hindi a national language and removing the “ideological pollution” from it. These academicians are members of a group ‘Hindi Sahitya Bharti’ which was floated by BJP MP-MLA Dr Ravinder Shukla in July 2020. Shukla held the post of State Minister Independent in charge of Basic Education, in 1997.
Members of the group have started a petition and aim at getting 25,000 signatures by Hindi Diwas and submit their request to make Hindi a National language to the President. “Our motive is to get signatures across India demanding to make Hindi our national language. We aim to get 25,000 signatures that can be sent to the President on Hindi Diwas,” said Professor Mala Misra, from the University of Delhi’s Aditi Mahavidyalaya College, who is also international media coordinator and central in charge of the group.
“We are also working in other states with their regional languages telling them regarding the importance of Hindi as a national language. English is the language of the elites and Hindi is of the common man. This is one language that enjoys all India presence,” she said.