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Satty's comment on Hindi: Our National Language?

Satty's comment on Hindi: Our National Language?
Its sad to know that INDIA does not have a national language. I actually have no problems in accepting the widely spoken language (which is obviously, Hindi) as a national language. But the people responsible for these amendments should understand the sentiments and importance of other languages and the concerned-people. For instance, tamil is such an old and classic language, which is one of the few languages selected by UNESCO to be protected/preserved along with greek and other languages. We must be celebrating this as a language from INDIA is selected by UNESCO for a noble purpose. It is widely spoken in other countries like Singapore, Sri lanka, Malaysia and partially in other countries too. Infact its an official language in Singapore and Srilanka. Moreover, "TAMIL" is the most searched word in google (according to 2005-6 report). After so much fuss, tamil was recognized as classical language by INDIAN government in 2004 (Guess the year is right ;-)). The world famous Angkor wat temple in Cambodia was beleived to be built by a king of tamil origin and had deep roots of dravidian culture. With all this credibility, if the language is suppressed just because it is not majorly spoken in a country.... does that make any sense or is that fair? This is the reason why people of South India are not ready to accept Hindi as National Language. I used tamil as just an example. Many such languages are there throughout INDIA. First of all people should understand that each language has its own credibility and history. Lets just accept and celebrate it. This will give confidence and "we are one"-kind feeling in us. Then no body have to force people to accept Hindi as National language. It will be automatically accepted by all Indians whole-heartedly. So lets start respecting other languages and give them the status they deserve. Saying this I hope, I am not considered anti-hindi.
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MD
Manish, firstly the person who wrote the above needn't be Tamilian to feel that way. Secondly, It's ignorant and uneduated people like you who do not have anything substantial to say, who need to accept the truth. Maybe your 'people' love Hindi, so can you just stop generalising please. I don't live in India, and just for your argument sake, can tell you that spoken Hindi is quite a nuisance over here! Tamil, along with all other languages is just as unique as the Hindi language. It's funny how people fight for Hindi to be their national language, when the entire Dravidian south aren't exposed to it even. It's sad how we as Indians do not appreciate the fact that India is great because of this diversity. THERE IS MORE TO BEING INDIAN THAN KNOWING HINDI!!!
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@Manish k Are you serious buddy? I am not tamilian & I don't wish Hindi to be national language. why should it be? The only reason I even speak hindi is because Bollywood flourished & increasing number of Hindi speaking people. But, does that I mean I should start speaking hindi & give up on mother tongue? Why can't Hindi speaking people be a little more considerate & learn languages besides hindi. Why always expect from others? By they way I speak fluent Marathi, English & Hindi
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I don't think its sad. After independence all the states united to form India. So, its very obvious that India will not have a national language. Thats is not sad. Its sad that people in India is not showing tolerance and appreciation for other languages. If you force people to learn Hindi to increase the count thats not at all noble. Why do people of Hindi origin have problem in speaking in English or languages of other states? Why do we need Hindi as a national languages? We are a family, promote everyone.
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pakka Tamilian...??? Try to accept the truth .people just love hindi ...and without ne govt support it is flourishin in INDIA/abroad..but tamil has hell lot of govt support then only it is able to survive.....whatever happens wid tamilnadu people they ll first scream ......tamil tamil tamil tamil..... as if telugu/malyalam/kannada/hindi/sanskrit does not have any cultureor history??? just try to come out from well and face the truth
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r u tamilian?? :)
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