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By NewsGram Staff Writer

As part of the various efforts being made to revive the status of the Hindi language, recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured that it would be among the three languages that will dominate the digital media.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday described Hindi as a common thread that can unite everyone. He also advocated the idea of using Hindi as the language for administrative purposes during a session titled, Hindi Mein Prashashan (Using Hindi in administration) at the ongoing three-day World Hindi Meet. He believes that the administration should use a language that can be understood by everyone and thus the use of simple Hindi should be encouraged.

In this direction, India’s external affairs ministry suggested that the involvement of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan can be a big help.

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When a section of people questioned the logic behind inviting the superstar to the 10th World Hindi Meet, MEA stated that he can easily influence masses.

“If Hindi songs are being heard in the Middle East today, it is due to Bollywood’s influence. Amitabh has been the most popular actor of Bollywood of the 1970’s. He is looked upon as an inspirational personality even today. If he comes, it would benefit the Hindi language,” said external affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan on Thursday.

source: thehindu.com
source: thehindu.com

According to what the ministry of external affairs (MEA) initially stated, the inaugural function of the World Hindi Meet was attended by 700 journalists, 1,540 guests and 2,100 special guests.

116 representatives from different parts of the globe are participating actively in the ongoing 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan, an official said on Friday.

Vikas Swarup, the spokesperson of MEA, informed the reporters that 116 participants from 39 countries have come to attend the World Hindi Meet, though he chose not to give any further details when asked how many of them are from the embassies.

However, sources reveal that most of the people participating in the ongoing meet are from the embassies.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Survey Reports That Significant Number of People Rate Performance of Modi Government as Below Expectations

According to the poll, around 32 per cent respondents feel that crime against women and children have reduced in the last four years while 58 per cent feel otherwise.

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According to LocalCircles, each person who voted in the survey is registered with the portal with their detailed information and in many cases they shared their residential address.
On the state of the economy, 54 per cent respondents believe that the unemployment rate hasn't reduced in the last four years, while 35 per cent think otherwise., wikimedia commons

The Modi government hasnt scored too well on farmers issues, jobs and prices of essential commodities at the end of its four years in power, according to an online survey that also found a substantial number of people calling its performance “below expectations”.

The survey done by LocalCircles, a community social media platform, says that 43 per cent of those who participated in the poll rated the government as performing below expectations, 29 per cent rated it as meeting them and 28 per cent said the government was “exceeding expectations.

“Most performance parameters (of the government) show a decline over time as the gap between expectations set and impact on daily life rises,” according to the survey done with over 62,000 citizens from over 250 districts across the country. Thirty-five per cent respondents were females.

According to LocalCircles, each person who voted in the survey is registered with the portal with their detailed information and in many cases they shared their residential address.

The respondents have rated the government low on reducing crime against women and children, generating employment, improving farmers life, lowering cost of living and healthcare, the survey says.

However, it has scored well on improving India’s image globally, handling of Pakistan, fighting terrorism, infrastructure development and reducing tax harassment.

According to LocalCircles, each person who voted in the survey is registered with the portal with their detailed information and in many cases they shared their residential address.
43% say performance of Modi govt. is below expectations, IANS

“Around 60 per cent citizens said price of essential commodities and cost of living have not reduced. Only 33 per cent believe that the price of essential commodities have come down in the last four years.”

According to the poll, around 32 per cent respondents feel that crime against women and children have reduced in the last four years while 58 per cent feel otherwise.

In the area of healthcare, only 32 per cent respondents believe that facilities and services have improved in the last four years whereas 62 per cent say no it has not.

On the state of the economy, 54 per cent respondents believe that the unemployment rate hasn’t reduced in the last four years, while 35 per cent think otherwise.

Around 46 per cent respondents believe that doing business in India was now easier while 39 per cent say it is not the case.

The respondents were asked if sufficient new infrastructure development — roads, power, irrigation, broadband — had taken place in the last four years.

“Approximately 65 per cent said yes while 29 per cent said no.”

Around 49 per cent respondents believe that corruption in India has reduced in the last four years while 44 per cent believe it has not reduced.

Asked if they felt India’s image had improved, 82 per cent said yes while 13 per cent said no.

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Respondents were also asked if they approved the way Indian Government had handled the perpetual conflict on the borders and relations with Pakistan in the last four years.

“Around 74 per cent felt it has improved strongly while 24 per cent felt that government’s tactics are not right.”

People were asked if they believed that terrorism and acts of terror against Indians have reduced in the last few years. Around 61 per cent respondents said yes while 35 per cent disagreed.

On the issues of communalism, 50 per cent felt that the government it well in the last few years while 45 per cent no. (IANS)