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Political Play
CA Dr Sunil Gupta
Now, Hindi turns into a political tool 26 June, 2014
Though my writings in English cannot completely justify the honour, which our national language, Hindi deserves, yet with the superfluous modernization and adaptation of the western culture, not every thought can be expressed in Hindi. And just measure the decline of our national language that it is so uncomplicated to write electronically in English; however we need special techniques to express ourselves in Hindi.
While many foreign languages including Chinese, German, French and Japanese have earned equitable esteem as compared to the English language, Hindi seems unable to cross the boundaries of academic books and newspapers.

It was relishing to hear some encouraging words from the government of India with respect to use of Hindi language in conversations through social networking websites and then were the politicians who stepped in blaming the union government of favoritism towards Hindi-based provinces and degrading those which are primarily using regional languages.

Was the DMK chief, M. Karunanidhi defending the regional language of Tamil Nadu, or was he reviving his lost political ground in the state? Not much behind was the Chief Minister of the state who attempted to reflect her consciousness regarding the unnecessarily hyped matter.

What are these politicians trying to repel? Or, are they favoring an entirely unlike community within the same country? Let us appreciate the vitality of any language. Languages bind people and are the foremost requisite for the development of a civilization. Can anyone answer as to what is common among all the provinces that unite to form India?

The answer can be ethical values; however in appropriate sense the answer should had been the Hindi language. The heads of distinct communities favoured the promotion of regional languages so as to fetch support from the community and then exploit their power in the national political arena.

It is evident that the new government at the centre endeavours to promote the national language of India which played a key role in the fight for freedom. And is it truly immoral to proceed in this regard? Can a few political groups surpass the national integrity of the nation knowing that every attempt of theirs is only to lure regional voters?

Remember, in the scuffle to go global, we are sacrificing our national unanimity. By according separate linguistic standards to the provinces of the same country, we are heading towards dividing our India internally. Not just the democratic and constitutional set up, linguistic harmony is too necessary among states.

Another view, which has been prevailing over the years and is favoured almost by many of us is the primary use of the English language in case the region does not support the use of Hindi. For instance, when people advocate the fact that a bureaucrat from Bengal and posted in a government department in Delhi, communications in Hindi would just not serve any purpose.

Herein, are we finding a solution, or are we letting the complexities grow further? Why shouldn't the schools all over the country have a compulsory session of Hindi language until the student gain perfection to read, write, and speak the mother tongue?

Questions are many and when comprehended wisely the impeccable solution can just be one- nniform linguistic agreement across India so as to make every citizen realize that we are Indian prior to being Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, and Marathi.

Promotion of Hindi is also much-needed for global acknowledgment of the nation. Ranging from government departments and PSUs to private schools and companies, every organization across the country shall lay emphasis on stimulating the use of Hindi. Let us endeavour for a day when every produce of India is engraved with description in Hindi whether marketed within or outside the borders.

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About The Author
A Chartered Accountant by profession and Director on the board of Punjab National Bank (PNB), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC). Dr. Sunil Gupta is working flawlessly for the economic and social prosperity of India. His Linkedin and twitter handles are @cadrsunilgupta. Facebook page is CADrSunil.
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