Hyderabad, Sep 14 (UNI) Recalling the efforts by former Prime Minister late P V Narasimha Rao for the promotion of Hindi language during his term, Andhra Pradesh Governor N D Tiwari today said, ''I hope another person from Andhra Pradesh would emulate him.'' Participating in 'Hindi Diwas' celebrations organised by State Hindi Academy here, Mr Tiwari said, ''Mr Rao had done a lot for the country during his term. He was fluent in Hindi and other regional languages.'' Stating that Mahatma Gandhi also promoted Hindi in the country as well as in South Africa during his stay there, he said the language had played a vital role in the freedom struggle and integrated the country.
Mr Tiwari appreciated the state governments for adopting 'three language formula' by inducting Hindi, English and the respective regional language in the education curricula.
Higher Education Minister D Srinivas said the government had decided to allocate land and Rs 2.5 crore for the construction of the 'State Hindi Academy Bhavan' here.
NABARD and Vijaya Bank too celebrated the day.