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PM Modi regrets he can’t speak Tamil

PM Narendra Modi, while answering questions at an interaction with the students in a special programme “pariksha pe charcha” , regretted he could not speak to them in other languages

india Updated: Feb 16, 2018 15:05 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Narendra Modi,Tamil,pariksha pe charcha
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took questions at an interaction with the students in a special programme “pariksha pe charcha” on Friday.(PTI File Photo)

Tamil is the oldest language and a beautiful one , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, regretting that he was not able to speak it.

“Tamil is the oldest language. It is older than Sanskrit and is beautiful. I can only say ‘vanakkam’ (greeting) and I regret I cannot go beyond this,” he said in a chat with school students.

Modi was answering questions at an interaction with the students in a special programme “pariksha pe charcha” (discussion on examinations).

Modi, who spoke in Hindi during the entire interaction, also apologized to students that he could not speak to them in other languages. He hoped translated versions of his interaction would be available in other languages.

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 15:03 IST