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Use simpler Hindi in news media: Soni

NEW DELHI: Speakers at a seminar organised on the occasion of Hindi Divas were unanimous that Hindi channels and newspapers tend to sensationalize because they feel that is the only way to beat the English media.


However, the speakers were unable to explain this inferiority complex since the largest read newspapers in the country were those in Hindi, and both television and cinema was also dominated by the national language.


Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni admitted that she sometimes had difficulty in understanding the Hindi newspapers because they used very complicated Hindi. She called upon the media to use simpler Hindi.
  
     
  Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN-IBN said Hindi TV channels appeared to have lost their credibility through their own folly. He wondered why these channels had a feeling of being inferior, and made up for it through sensationalism.


A large number of speakers took part in the discussion on ‘Role of Hindi print media in the wake of growing influence of English’ organized by the ‘Bhaskar Foundation’ of the ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ Group. They included poet Ashok Chakradhar who moderated the discussion, renowned author Naamvar Singh, and Ramesh Aggarwal of the Bhaskar Group.

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