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
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
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
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,
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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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.