Brahman Sabha urges LG to issue order for Hindi as official language

Executive members of Dogra Brahman Pratinidhi Sabha holding meeting on Wednesday.
Executive members of Dogra Brahman Pratinidhi Sabha holding meeting on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 26: Dogra Brahman Pratinidhi Sabha Parade today appealed to the Lt Governor of Jammu & Kashmir to come out with executive order for performing all official and administrative work in Hindi.
“Since erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir has now become Union Territory, all administrative and officials meetings and issuance of further orders should be in Hindi language,” said Ved Parkash Sharma, president of DBPS, while addressing an important meeting with office bearers and active members of the Sabha here today.
Sharma said that in Delhi and also in Chandigarh, long established as Union Territories, the official work is performed in Hindi. “Hindi is a beautiful language combining in it all elements of national integration which is the need of the hour,” he added.
Sharma further said that the people of State were always with the UT, Lt Governor’s every bold decisions for speeding up development activities, strengthening democracy at grass root level and ensuring accountability and good governance.
Demanding fresh census and delimitation of UT Assembly segments, Sharma expressed deep concern over the nefarious agenda of some bureaucrats in J&K to enslave Jammu region by manipulating population figures of Kashmir in last census. Hence, he added, delimiting of UT Assembly constituencies should be done on the basis of upcoming census instead of previous census.
Senior member Advocate P C Sharma came out with suggestion to increase the circle of Sanskrit language and to double the efforts to popularize the same. He appealed the community members to impose self-motivated guest control on marriages and other functions.