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Karnataka: Actors, politicians say no to Hindi imposition

Actors and politicians said no to Hindi imposition on Hindi Diwas. Actors sported T-shirts with slogans supporting an online campaign against the imposition of Hindi.

Karnataka Actors, politicians say no to Hindi imposition -ymn
Bengaluru, First Published Sep 15, 2020, 12:56 PM IST
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Bengaluru: On Hindi Diwas (September 14), a bunch of Sandalwood celebrities sported T-shirts saying no to Hindi imposition across the country while politicians also shared their opinion supporting the same.

Actors like Prakash Raj, Chetan Ahimsa, Dhananjaya and a few others wore T-shirts with messages that read ‘Hindi Gothilla’, ‘Nange Hindi Baralla, Hograppa’, to voice their support against Hindi imposition.

Sandalwood’s new favourite Dhananjaya sported a black T-shirt which had a message that read ‘Nanna Desha Bharatha, Nanna Beru Kannda’ (India is my country, Kannada is my root)



ನನ್ನ ದೇಶ ಭಾರತ ನನ್ನ ಬೇರು ಕನ್ನಡ ಎಲ್ಲ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ಗೌರವಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ ನನ್ನ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಪ್ರೀತಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ಹೇರಿಕೆ ಸಲ್ಲದು. #stophindiimposition #serveinmylanguage ಈ T-shirt ಬೇಕಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಲಿಂಕ್ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ವಿಶೇಷ ಸೂಚನೆ: ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಈ T- shirt ಸಿಗುತ್ತದೆ ಎಂದು ಕೇಳುವವರಿಗಾಗಿ ಮಾತ್ರ ಈ link ಹಾಕಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಯಾವುದೇ ವ್ಯಾಪಾರ ಲಾಭಕ್ಕಲ್ಲ. To know about the initiative u can go through the link.

A post shared by Dhananjaya (@dhananjaya_ka) on Sep 13, 2020 at 8:20pm PDT

Prakash Raj also sported a black T-shirt which had the map of Karnataka on it and read ‘Nange Hindi Baralla, Hograppa’ (I don’t understand Hindi, go ahead).


Similarly, actor and activist Chethan Ahimsa donned a bright red T-shirt that read ‘Hindi Gothilla Hogo Naanu Kannadiga’ (I do not know Hindi, I am a Kannadiga)



#HindiImposition #NoHindiDivas #No3LanguageFormula #KarnatakaJobsForKannadigas #LanguageEquality #IdeaofIndia

A post shared by Chetan Ahimsa (@chetanahimsa) on Sep 13, 2020 at 5:59am PDT

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Not just actors but politicians too supported the campaign.

Former chief minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy spoke out against Hindi imposition through a tweet.


Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao also shared his opinion against the imposition of Hindi across the country.


The social media campaign not only coincided with Hindi Day but also came at a time when the National Education Policy (NEP) mentioned the three-language formula and the translation of the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification was done in Hindi but no other languages.

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