New Delhi: For the first time in world history, a parliament outside India was addressed in the Indian language Kannada.
India-born Canadian MP Chandra Arya, who represents the electoral district of Nepean in the House of Commons, spoke in his mother tongue Kannada in the parliament on Thursday.
The video of Arya has now gone crazy viral on social media with Netizens lauding and congratulating him for taking pride in his roots.
“This is the first time Kannada is spoken in any parliament in the world outside of India,” Arya said.
Tweeting the video clip of himself addressing the parliament house in Kannada, Arya wrote, “I spoke in my mother tongue (first language) Kannada in Canadian parliament. This beautiful language has long history and is spoken by about 50 million people. This is the first time Kannada is spoken in any parliament in the world outside of India.”
I spoke in my mother tongue (first language) Kannada in Canadian parliament.
This beautiful language has long history and is spoken by about 50 million people.
This is the first time Kannada is spoken in any parliament in the world outside of India. pic.twitter.com/AUanNlkETT
— Chandra Arya (@AryaCanada) May 19, 2022
For the unknown, Chandra Arya is a native from Karnataka’s Tumakuru district, and holds a degree in engineering from Ramanagara as well as a master’s in Business Administration from Dharwad in his home state.
Here, check out some adorable reactions by Netizens:
ನೀವು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತನಾಡುವುದನ್ನು ಕೇಳಿ ಸಂತೋಷವಾಯಿತು.
ಜೈ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ 🙏🏼
ಭಾರತ್ ಮಾತಾ ಕೀ ಜೈ 🇮🇳
— Arun Pudur 🇮🇳 (@arunpudur) May 20, 2022
And we are doing this in India!!! 😂😂 Don’t worry sir. We will undo all the efforts you take!!!https://t.co/2hJBE8zkDb
— Free Mind (@FreeMindKeenEye) May 20, 2022
ಸರ್ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ. ವಿಪರ್ಯಾಸ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಇವನ್ನೆಲ್ಲ ನೋಡಿ ಇನ್ನೂ ಎಚ್ಚೆತ್ತುಕೊಳ್ಳದೆ ಇರೋ ಮಹಾನ್ ಹಲವಾರು ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು.. pic.twitter.com/agdpbF9fUg
— ಆನಂದ (@anandmb2) May 20, 2022
Arya have been working in the technology sector before entering in politics. On the personal front, he lives with his wife Sangeetha in in Nepean. While Sangeetha works at the Ottawa Catholic School Board, his son Sidis a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) by profession.