Most Indians assume that Hindi is the National Language of India. The truth, though, is not that simple!
India’s diversity is well-known and celebrated, and in true Indian fashion, extends to the multitude of languages spoken in the country as well. In this scenario, there is often confusion regarding whether India has one National language.
The Union Government of the Republic of India has 22 regional languages and English as official languages, as recognised by Article 343/1 of the Indian Constitution. In the context of this video, we should understand “National Language” and “official language” as two intentionally separate legal categories. In less than three minutes, this video dives into the Constitution of India and our history to bring out the truth of what really is our national language. The animated video explores why we have so many official languages, and why there is no one national language.
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