Tamil Nadu minister gives air to language controversy: ‘people speaking hindi sell pani puri in Tamil Nadu’

Ponmudy stated that Tamil Nadu is the most advanced in India’s education system and that Tamil students are ready to learn any language. The minister stated that Hindi should be an option language and not a mandatory one.

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Education Minister K Ponmudy suggested Friday that “Hindi speakers” could sell pani puris to Coimbatore. He also inquired about the need for additional languages in southern states when Tamil and English are being learned.

Addressing a convocation at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, the Tamil Nadu minister stated that Tamil Nadu has two languages: Tamil and English. Tamil is the local language, while English is an international language.

“We were told learning Hindi would get us jobs. What did we do? He shared the stage with RN Ravi, Tamil Nadu Governor.

K Ponmudy said, “English is an International Language.” (CN) Annadurai fought for Tamil and English. He told a story about someone who made two entrances for rats and cats. The person was informed that the entrance for cats could be used by the rat.

English is an international language that we are learning. What are the needs for other languages? The state education minister was asked.

Ponmudy stated that Tamil Nadu is the most advanced in India’s education system and that Tamil students are ready to learn any language. The minister stated that Hindi should be an option language and not a mandatory one.

The implementation of Hindi in the country is currently under debate. While the BJP-led Centre supports Hindi’s pan-Indian use, the southern states strongly oppose it.