April 5, 2022
Sukhendu Sekhar Ray’s ZH mention on Bengali signage at Central offices & metro stations in Bengal
Sir, your good self is the champion for promotion of Indian regional languages. So, with your kind permission, I would like to speak in Bengali. I have informed them. He is there. Sir, the London Tube Railway Authority has recently put up a signboard at its Whitechapel station in Bengali language along with English. It has been done as many Bengali-speaking people live around Whitechapel area. It is not only recognition of the pride of Bengali language but this decision is also recognition of the thousand-year old Indian language, its dignity and its international glory.Sir, I wish to apprise the Central Government, through you, that there are many Central Government establishments in our State and they display signboards in English and Hindi; we do not have objection to that. There is no objection if the signboards are displayed in English or Hindi, but I request that the signboards should also be displayed in Bengali language along with English and/or Hindi. I also request the Central Government through you, Sir that the Metro Railway stations which will come up in the future in West Bengal may display the signboards in Bengali language along with English and/or Hindi. Thank you, Sir.