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.
I spoke in my mom tongue (first language) Kannada in Canadian parliament.
This lovely language has lengthy historical past and is spoken by about 50 million folks.
This is the primary time Kannada is spoken in any parliament on the earth exterior of India. pic.twitter.com/AUanNlkETT
— Chandra Arya (@AryaCanada) May 19, 2022
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.
Beautiful, this evokes me to be taught Kannada.
— BeepBop (@ab41j1t4000) May 19, 2022
“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.
This is the way you put on your cultural and linguistic legacy up in your sleeve. ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು
Also, it’s the fantastic thing about Canada which not tolerates however accepts such range.
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— Hindu Times Canada हिंदू टाइम्स कनाडा (@hindutimescan) May 19, 2022
“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.
I really feel proud even when I do not perceive Kannada as a result of it is language of our land!!
for some time I believed he’s talking in Sanskrit!!
— Vinamr Tripathi (@TripathiVinamr) May 19, 2022
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.