NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha members can speak in any of the 22 scheduled languages from the Monsoon Session starting July 18 as the Upper House is providing the facility for simultaneous interpretation in five more languages of Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani, Santhali and Sindhi.
This became possible after Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu inducted a panel of new interpreters today by awarding them certificates of completion of training and eligibility.
“I have always felt that mother tongue is the natural medium to convey our feelings and thoughts without any retention,” the Vice President said.
Naidu said in a multilingual setting such as Parliament, members must not feel handicapped or inferior to others due to language constraints.
“That’s why I was keen to have simultaneous interpretation facility for all the 22 scheduled languages. I’m glad this is becoming a reality from the coming Monsoon Session of Parliament,” he said. (AGENCIES)