Mauritian Arts and Culture Minister Mukeshwar Choonee, will introduce a bill to the National Parliament on Tuesday, seeking to promote four foreign languages — Arabic, Bhojpuri, Mandarin and Sanskrit, a PANA correspondent reported from here.
If successfully done, the country will have Four Speaking Unions.
In an explanatory memorandum, Choonee said the object of the bill was to provide for the establishment, operation and management of an Arabic-Speaking Union, a Bhojpuri-Speaking Union, a Mandarin-Speaking Union and a Sanskrit- Speaking Union.
He said the objects and functions of the Unions shall be to promote the languages in their spoken and written forms, promote friendship and understanding between people who speak those languages in other parts of the world and engage in any educational, cultural and artistic work to further that objective.
Port-Louis — Pana 17/07/2010