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“First Time Kannada Spoken In Any Parliament”: Canadian MP’s Viral Video

Chandra Arya is from Tumkur district, about 70 km from Bengaluru

Chandra Arya, an Indian-born Canadian lawmaker, spoke in his mom tongue Kannada within the Canadian Parliament on Thursday and mentioned that it is the first time the language was spoken in any parliament on the earth exterior India. A video of his tackle has gone viral.

Mr Arya, who represents the electoral district of Nepean, Ontario, within the House of Commons, the decrease home of Canada, tweeted a video of his tackle, saying Kannada is an exquisite language spoken by about 5 crore folks.

“I spoke in my mother tongue (first language) Kannada in the Canadian parliament. This beautiful language has a long history and is spoken by about 50 million people. This is the first time Kannada is spoken in any parliament in the world outside of India,” mentioned Mr Arya.

“I am happy that i have got the opportunity to speak in my mother tongue Kannada. It is a matter of pride for 5 crore Kannadigas that someone who comes from Sira Taluka in Tumukuru district is speaking in Kannada after getting elected to the Canadian Parliament,” he mentioned in Kannada. His colleagues in the home greeted him with a giant spherical of applause as soon as he completed. 

Mr Arya is from Tumkur district, about 70 kilometres from Karnataka capital Bengaluru. He was elected to the parliament as a Liberal get together candidate within the 2019 common election.

After ending his grasp’s diploma in Business Administration from Dharwad in Karnataka, Mr Arya labored within the high-technology sector.

Several folks have praised Mr Arya for talking in his mom tongue within the Canadian parliament.

“Beautiful, this inspires me to learn Kannada,” mentioned one consumer.

“This is how you wear your cultural and linguistic legacy upon your sleeve. Also, it is the beauty of Canada which not tolerates but accepts such diversity,” mentioned one other consumer.

“I feel proud even if I don’t understand Kannada because it’s the language of our land. I thought he was speaking in Sanskrit,” mentioned a 3rd consumer.

Mr Arya has held the vice presidency of the Ottawa Community Immigrants Services Organization. He is now the Chair of the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber.

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