Rajya Sabha adds simultaneous interpretation facility in five more languages; members can now speak in any of 22 scheduled languages from upcoming Monsoon Session

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The Members of the Rajya Sabha can speak in any of the 22 Scheduled Languages from the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning on the 18th of this month.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that simultaneous interpretation facility was added yesterday in five more languages- Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani, Santhali and Sindhi in the Upper House of Parliament.

Of the 22 scheduled languages, Rajya Sabha has earlier established Simultaneous Interpretation Service for 12 languages — Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

For five languages – Bodo, Maithili, Manipuri, Marathi and Nepali, interpreters of Lok Sabha are being deployed. Mr Naidu said he has always felt that mother tongue is the natural medium to convey our feelings and thoughts without any retention.

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