Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Sunday urged the youth to give due importance to Hindi as the ones learning the languages would be in an advantageous position.
The CM made this statement while inaugurating a Centre of the Kendrita Hindi Sansthan at Mawdiangdiang, in the presence of Union Education minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Highlighting how the youth are turning towards foreign languages such as Japanese, Italian or Spanish in the hope of getting lucrative jobs in those countries, if the youth took up Hindi then they would be in a much better position in terms of getting jobs, said the chief minister of Meghalaya.
The chief minister said that unless we break the language barrier it will be very difficult to provide employment to the youth and added that for anyone from the North East region who wishes to work in the other economically developed states of the country knowing Hindi language will be helpful.
I have studied in Delhi and learnt Hindi and could converse in the language when I go to Delhi and interact with ministers and officials. I find a different comfort level in communication, he said.
Sangma expressed happiness in having the institution in the state and urged the youth to give due importance to Hindi.
The chief minister also said that as per the New Education Policy the local language should be encouraged in schools and colleges.