While supporting the Indian culture and heritage and not favoring the westernization Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu urged the citizens of the country to speak in their mother tongue which is Hindi instead of English.
While on the occasion of birth centenary of legendary Carnatic singer M.S. Subbulakshmi and releasing a Rs 100 commemorative coin, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said,”Why should a Tamilian speak to other Tamilian in English. Both know Tamil. They can talk to each other in their mother tongue. A Telugu can speak to another Telugu in their mother tongue”.
While remembering the noted singer M.S. Subbulakshmi, Naidu said, “Subbulakshmiji used to be called as M.S. Amma (mother). We have now the weakness for the English language… We don’t call our mother as Amma, we call them ‘Mummy’”.
Focusing on the Indian culture, Naidu said it’s our duty to preserve culture and heritage.
Speaking on the mother tongue Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said, “The mother tongue which has come from your mother’s womb, you should never forget. Nobody should forget their mother, the motherland, place, country, land, India where you were born”.
India is defined by its rich heritage of music, its culture, bringing people together, diversity, communities, and languages, said Naidu.