Parliament's Monsoon Session begins 18 July: Rajya Sabha members can pick any of these 22 Indian languages to speak in the House


From the forthcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament, Rajya Sabha MPs will have the ability to communicate within the Home in any of the 22 Indian languages listed within the eighth Schedule of the Structure, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu stated on Tuesday.

The Rajya Sabha Secretariat has organized for simultaneous interpretation facility for 5 extra languages – Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani, Santhali and Sindhi.

File picture of M Venkaiah Naidu. PTI

Naidu formally inducted the interpreters for these languages on Tuesday.

Of the 22 scheduled languages, Rajya Sabha has earlier established Simultaneous Interpretation Service for 12 languages — Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. For 5 languages — Bodo, Maithili, Manipuri, Marathi and Nepali, interpreters of Lok Sabha are being deployed.

Naidu stated: “I’ve at all times felt that mom tongue is the pure medium to convey our emotions and ideas with none retention. In a multilingual setting resembling Parliament, members should not really feel handicapped or inferior to others as a consequence of language constraints.”

“That is why I used to be eager to have simultaneous interpretation facility for all of the 22 Scheduled languages. I’m glad that is changing into a actuality from the approaching Monsoon Session,” he added.

An official stated that the Rajya Sabha Secretariat has made “particular efforts” to determine, choose and prepare interpreters in these 5 languages and took assist of varied universities and missions of the states in New Delhi.



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