VC Prof Goel addresses staff and students on the occasion of Matribhasha Diwas
Dr. Lalit Kishore
"To promote awareness of multilingualism, cultural and linguistic diversity, we need to commemorate International Mother Language Day more than an annual ritual by realising the importance of international Languages in present era of globalization. Every Indian need to understand globalization as internalization of Indianization with spiritual input and communication skills in Hinglish if not English," believes Professor MM Goel, Vice Chancellor, Jagan Nath University, Jaipur. He was addressing the staff and students on the occasion of Matribhasha Diwas.
The silence as language conveys more than speaking. Silence is golden speaking is silver. To learn relationship management, we need to become humanistic by learning lessons from sloka no 15 of Chapter 17 of Bhagvad Gita "anudvega- karam vakyam satyam priyahitam ca yat svadhyayabhyasanam caiva van-mayam tapa ucyate" (Words that neither hurt nor provoke, truthfully to benefit others are spoke, Or in process of self-study - penance of speech amount). Meditative communion with one's own true self and uttering words that cause no agitation and that are truthful, pleasant and beneficial, are called the austerity of speech, told the Vice Chancellor.
Incredible India as independent, non-violent democracy with integrity and amity calls for strengthening intellectual infrastructure of Indian languages, believes the VC.
Peaceful coexistence, human rights protection, understanding of issues at all levels calls for strengthening mother tongue which is intellectual infrastructure for sustainable development ensuring inter generation equity. Smooth talking with power of expression is necessary for relationship management, said Prof.Goel
Article 343 of the Indian constitution stated that the official language of the Union should become Hindi in Devanagari script. According to the Census, India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages due to differences in definition of the terms "language" and "dialect", mentioned Prof. Goel.The Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution lists 22 languages which have been referred to as scheduled languages and given recognition, status and official encouragement. In addition, the Government of India has awarded the distinction of classical language to Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu. Classical language status is given to languages which have a rich heritage and independent nature, told the Vice Chancellor.