World know India as a Land of Buddha. Buddha used Pali as his language of communications since it was the language widely spoken and understood by all citizens during Buddha’s Period. Today Indian Constitution recognizes 22 languages which do not include Pali. In order to include Pali in the list of recognized languages of the country a private bill has been moved by Mr. Bhalchandra Mungekar, Rajyasabha MP. To include Pali in the list of official Indian languages as officially approved language so that it can be offered as a optional language for Examinations conducted by Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) India.
Published in Issue VI, May 2015