Gorakhpur MP Ravi Kishan sings the 1961 song in Lok Sabha, looks for Bhojpuri as official language
LUCKNOW: Deputy Gorakhpur parliamentarian Ravindra Shyamnarayan, better known by his celluloid nickname, on Monday stormed an impromptu concert at the Lok Sabha while singing a part of the song of the first film to build a case for the inclusion of language as one of the
He Ganga maiya tohe piyari chadhaibo, saiyaan se kari de milanava haay raam, he sang in the 1961 film even when the speaker asked him to continue his request without singing the song.
The film He Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo was the first Bhojpuri film to be made and screened in India starring prominent actor Nazir Hussain.
It was made at the request of then President Rajendra Prasad.
The whole community that speaks Bhojpuri is grateful to the prime minister for pushing the backward areas of UP. From trains to airports and hospitals, my request to PM is now that the same community has only another hope for him. What it is to see how the language is included in the eighth program, said Kishan.
Kishan was roped in by the BJP in 2017 to swing Purvanchali assembly constituencies in saffron party's favor during the Assembly elections and later made a candidate this year in Lok Sabha polls from UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath's home turf Gorakhpur.
His victory is significant, as BJP lost the byakholl of Gorakhpur for the first time in five decades last year against the Samajwadi Party, but the Bhojpuri Cinestar won a victory for the party by a margin of three lakh votes in a campaign of high decibeles that he saw the president of BJP Amit Shah, the Minister of the Union Smriti Irani who campaigns for him.
22 languages part of the schedule 8
As of now, 22 languages are part of the eighth program that includes Hindi. Until 2018, applications from 42 other regional languages were before the Union Ministry of the Interior, which deals with its budget allocated to the official language department under MHA at Rs 75.45 crore. In addition to Gorakhpur, BJP and its allies presented a great electoral success in more than a dozen Purvanchal regions of Mirzapur, Varanasi, Bhadohi, Deoria, Ballia, Kushinagar, Domariyaganj Sant Kabir Nagar and so on. In Nepal and Fiji, Bhojpuri has long been a recognized language.