The Indian government plans to table a resolution demanding the use of the word “Bharat” (India’s name in Hindi) as the country’s official name during a special session of the country’s parliament scheduled for September 18-21. This was reported by the Indian television channel Times Now, citing sources from the ruling Indian People’s Party (Bharatiya Janata Party).
The official languages of India are Hindi and English, with the country being called India in English and Bharat in Hindi. The first article of the Indian constitution states: “India, also Bharat, is a union of states”. Traditionally, on an official international level, the English name is used, and on an internal political level, the name “Bharat”.
For the first time in the history of independent India, the term “Bharat” was used for an international audience in an official dinner invitation on behalf of President Draupadi Murmu, which is expected to be attended by the leaders of the G20 countries in the world). “The President of Bharat has the honor to invite to a dinner on Saturday, September 9,” reads the text of the official invitations to foreign leaders, Sega reported.
Changing the international name of India is one of the points in the program of the nationalist Indian People’s Party. Representatives of the political power believe that the international name of the country is a reference to the time of British colonization.
#India #renamed #Bharat