Bhopal: The fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to help his family at their tea stall at railway station in Vadnagar, Gujarat in his earlier days is a well-known fact.
But not many may know that his childhood experience helped him to hone the Hindi language.
On Thursday, while addressing the tenth World Hindi Conference PM Modi said that he learnt Hindi while selling tea at the railway station.
As per a report in The Times of India, the PM said that he used to talk to cattle owners from Uttar Pradesh in Hindi in order to sell tea and this helped him to learn the language.
The PM also wondered as to what would have happened if he had continued to speak in his mother tongue Gujarati.
He also wondered as to how he would have reached out to the people at large and understood them.
As per the report, PM Modi stated that he was well aware of the strength of language.
However, he emphasised that apart from Hindi, other regional languages should also be promoted.