The government is expanding the use of Hindi in governance and politics.

On March 31, President Pranab Mukherjee accepted a number of recommendations made by the Parliamentary Committee on Official Languages in a 2011 report, including one that requires all dignitaries - the president too - to give speeches in Hindi alone. All in all, he accepted some 117 recommendation, many of which give Hindi a big boost.

Here then is a look at where all Hindi has just been made mandatory:

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