Why CVMS Should Have Hindi as a Language Choice

Ayan Momin, Reporter

In our school, we teach one Asian language – which is Mandarin – but I feel like they should add Hindi as a second language. Hopefully, my argument gives you an idea of why we should add  the fifth most spoken language in the world.

They should add Hindi as a second language because at least 1/3 of the school comes from a Hindu background. Most of them at least know how to speak the language, but I doubt that some can write and read the language. If the school added Hindi as a second language, more of the Hindus could fluently speak, read and write the language and people from different backgrounds can also learn the language.

I know that Hindi is not commonly taught in the US, but if it was taught more Americans could have the opportunity to learn about Indian language, culture, and customs. Also since it’s not commonly known, you would stand out from your peers and for later in life, the job market.

After all, India is an emerging market for investors and has the world’s fastest growing economy. If you were interested in having a start-up, knowing Hindi could definitely help to work with people in India in their native language.

As an entertainment factor, if you know Hindi, you might could get a job in the film industry in India. It might surprise some Westerners to know that India has one of the largest and most successful film industries in the world. A lot of Indians have a job in the film industry. If you have a good voice and great impressions, you could get a job. If you knew Hindi then you can and would have a good chance to become an Indian actor or a producer.

In conclusion, if there are many reasons learning Hindi could help you in life and I believe CVMS should add Hindi as a language option.