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Indians not speaking country's languages is 'painful': L K Advani

PTI 07 Aug 2014, 9:17:19 AM IST
New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani today batted for the promotion of Indian languages and said it was very humiliating that while people of various countries spoke in their own language on foreign trips, Indians communicated in English.

“I was born under British rule. It was very humiliating that during foreign trips, people of different countries used to talk in their own language but people going from India mostly talked in English, even amongst themselves.

When they talked in English, it didn't look nice,” the senior BJP leader said at the Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman, 2014.  

“There are some things which are very painful. One of them is not speaking ones language and speaking another language,” Advani said at the event where he was felicitated.  

He said that the more Indians know about their languages, the easier would be the task of spreading these across the world.

The senior leader also revealed that for many years he only knew English and Hindi.