Panaji: North Goa Member of Parliament and Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik took oath today in Sanskrit language.
The five time member of Parliament took oath in Sanskrit language, which was one of the language chosen by members.
Lnguistic diversity of India was on full display in the Lok Sabha when members took oath as the 17th Lok Sabha commenced proceedings on Monday.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took oath in Hindi, some members of parliament (MPs) preferred to do so in various regional languages.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, an ENT surgeon, left other MPs in the house surprised when he completed his oath in Sanskrit. Ministers of State Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Pratap Chandra Sarangi also took the oath in Sanskrit.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Sadananda Gowda, both hailing from Karnataka, took their oaths in Kannada.