ICAI President faces criticism after asking members to promote and embrace Hindi in their work

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ICAI President Nihar N Jambusaria called on its members to promote Hindi, embrace it in their work and interactions with other stakeholders, drawing criticism from some quarters where concerns have been raised. expressed as to the connotations aiming to impose the language.

“Realizing the power of our native Hindi language, ICAI is trying to further integrate the use of Hindi into its working culture,” he said in his recently published monthly newsletter.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), established by an Act of Parliament, is the country’s highest body for Chartered Accountants. It has more than three lakh members.

Regarding the post causing concern in some quarters, Jambusaria said there was no compulsion to use the Hindi language for members.

“There is no restriction (to use Hindi). It is a choice … If you want to write in the language you want, there is no restriction for anyone,” he said. he declared Sunday to PTI.

Jambusaria also said he would clarify the matter in the institute’s next monthly newsletter.

Under the caption “Promoting the Hindi Language” in the newsletter, Jambusaria mentioned that September 14th was marked as Hindi Diwas and said that he believed there should not be a specific day for Hindi, “on the contrary, Hindi should be part of our life”.

“This day reminds us of our heritage and our linguistic identity. We should proudly speak our Rajbhasha on all occasions. Realizing the power of our native Hindi language, ICAI is trying to further integrate the use of Hindi into its working culture.

“As part of professional behavior, all employees have taken Rajbhasha’s commitment to use and promote Hindi in our lives on this day. Members are also encouraged to adopt the Hindi language in their work and interactions with other stakeholders, ”he said.

According to him, at a time when the whole world sees India as a world leader, a successor and a torchbearer, our language must also be a global beacon.

“With the government’s emphasis on the creation of India, ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, it also focuses on the fact that we are ‘Aatmanirbhar’ with our mother tongue and nationalist approach,” he said. declared in the bulletin.

Some ICAI members and others took to social media against the remarks, alleging there was an effort to impose Hindi on members. This is gaining in importance since Hindi is not a common language in the south of the country.

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