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Hindi Diwas | Hindi Day

Hindi Diwas | Hindi Day

There will be drums of words and letters for Hindi everywhere, writers and litterateurs of Hindi will be found, they will be honoured etc.

Hindi will prevail all over, and Hindi people like us will be happy. We Hindiwalas are supremely satisfied.

Hindi Divas is here again. There is no other language of the country whose day is celebrated! Now since Hindi is the official language in many governments, so far Rajbhasha Divas and Weeks will be celebrated.

There will be a lot of programs, competitions will be organized. Employees and officers will participate enthusiastically in them.

Hindi Diwas | Hindi Day

There will be drums of words and letters for Hindi everywhere, writers and litterateurs of Hindi will be found, they will be honoured etc. Hindi will prevail all over, and Hindi people like us will be happy.

We Hindiwalas are supremely satisfied. When politicians speak Hindi in international forums, our necks start kissing the sky directly.

In the legislatures, the warriors of Hindi wield swords, so it seems as if we are on the battlefield.

When Hindi universities open, we do not swell with joy. And our tongue does not get tired while chanting the names of higher education institutions studying through Hindi medium.

And with the courtesy of the Ministry of External Affairs and the grace that adds to the losses of Air India, the World Hindi Conference, which is held every two years, is the provisional pride anthem of us Hindiwalas, whose unending sound resonates in the whole universe.

We do not get much troubled by the fact that even people from the economically weaker sections do not like to send their children to Hindi speaking schools, because of compulsion, they go to Hindi medium government schools. Those of us above the lower middle class do not like to walk through the streets around Hindi speaking schools.

As a result, some Hindi speaking states have to close Hindi schools due to a lack of students.

Hindi Diwas | Hindi Day

Yes, you can say that schools in other Indian languages ​​like Marathi medium, Kannada medium, Tamil or Bengali medium are also closing down due to lack of students because of the epidemic of enrolling your child in the best public school has spread far and wide.

Even though Hindi is the official language, even in Hindi-speaking states, correspondence and notes on files are done in English at the highest level. Meetings are conducted in English.

However, after the Modi government came, this picture has changed a bit. Government decrees and advertisements are first written in English and then translated into Hindi.

For example ‘Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority’!

This is an advertisement from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs! This list is long. The translation of UPSC question papers in Hindi and other Indian languages ​​is also done.

As a result, the number of candidates appearing for the examination in Hindi and other Indian languages ​​is decreasing.

News bulletins in Hindi and other languages ​​are also written in English first. But our chests widen to hear that Hindi is the most spoken language across the world.

It is the research of a researcher that most of the people in the world speak Hindi. If this 2005 thesis is to be believed, 18 per cent of the world’s people ‘ now understand Hindi.

According to him, the second most spoken language in the world is Mandarin (Chinese), which is practised by 15 per cent of the people.

They have also included Urdu and Maithili speakers among their Hindi speakers, although both are separate languages ​​in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

Former Professor of Kolkata University, Dr Amarnath has questioned the thesis of these tireless warriors of Hindi. But the mere mention of Hindi literature and our litterateurs makes our pens.

Someone may ask which book has more than 300 or 500 copies printed?

And where are they sold or in which government libraries are they landed?

Who cares that most of the writers and works we glorify belong to the older generations.

And that river has been continuously drying up for the last almost three decades. The fact is that according to the 2011 census, the total number of Hindi speakers in India is 52.83 crores.

But according to Ethnologue, an organization that surveys speakers of any language in the world, there are 1.348 billion people who speak English as their first or second language in the world, while Mandarin speakers with about 13 dialects of Chinese are 1.120 billion in the world.

Hindi Diwas | Hindi Day

According to Ethnologue, the total number of Hindi speakers in the world is 600 million.

The list of the ten most spoken languages ​​of the world by this survey organization has made Bengali at number six.

But another survey ranked Chinese Mandarin as the most spoken language in the world with 1.31 billion people. In this survey, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world as the language of 46 million people!

In fact, it is difficult to know which language is spoken by exactly how many people.

So any figure you can accept to your jubilation! Language is not only a symbol of numerical power, but it is also a symbol of political power and intimidation.

That’s why the United Nations has recognized only six languages ​​- Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish as official languages.

From government and private offices to schools, colleges, essay writing, debate competitions, painting competitions, poet conferences, seminars, i.e. award-functions etc. are organized for the promotion of Hindi in various ways, but Will we be able to save its existence by making an appearance on Hindi for a day, a week, a fortnight, or at most a month?

The country is moving ahead on the path of development, but it seems that we are missing something or we are leaving something.

Even after being knowledgeable, we are becoming ignorant or we are making it. I am talking about our national language Hindi, which is going on today as if with the help of crutches, the reason is known to everyone but no one wants to do the treatment. Everyone is thinking that when she leaves these crutches and lies on the death bed.

Measures were also taken for its upliftment in history, like on 14th September 1949, after independence, Hindi was made proud as the mother tongue of the country.

In memory of this, a decision was taken in 1953, as a result of which 14 September every year was celebrated as Hindi Diwas.

Though Hindi got the status of official language in Article 343 of the Constitution and according to Article 351, there was talk of increasing the spread of Hindi, but perhaps all this remained confined to paper.

Every year, Hindi fortnight, Hindi week, Hindi day are celebrated for the upliftment of Hindi, proper funds are also provided by the governments to celebrate this occasion.

From government and private offices to schools, colleges, essay writing, debate competitions, painting competitions, poet conferences, seminars, i.e. award-functions etc. are organized for the promotion of Hindi in various ways, but Will we be able to save its existence by making an appearance on Hindi for a day, a week, a fortnight, or at most a month?

Every year orders come in government offices to chant Hindi for a few days, and their fulfillment is completed by simply darkening the paper. Similarly, generosity for the Hindi language is shown when there is government encouragement in the form of funds.

When programs are organized with these funds and grants, then surely the love of Hindi awakens in us for some time.

Efforts to save Hindi?

After all, why did our Hindi get away from us or why did we take it away. If we talk about our family and society, then these days have come that the child does not even learn to walk yet and we start forcibly putting a foreign language in his mouth.

We are afraid that our children may accidentally speak in Hindi somewhere so that we may have to face embarrassment. Today we feel very happy when our child knows how to count in English but in Hindi, he knows neither one nor ten nor hundred.

I think this is not something hilarious, it shows the hollowness inside us. Unless we ourselves respect our mother tongue, the heritage of our country, we will not be able to give it its lost respect.

Love of one’s own language is also patriotism, while the opposite is also the same. Learning any kind of language is not a crime to speak it, but having an inferiority complex towards one’s own language is a traitor to the country.

It is often seen that the educated youth who are doing jobs in big companies, neither see any future of Hindi nor their future in Hindi.

He is also right because he is thinking in the circle around him which we have given him. He wants a successful future in which there is a job, money and name, it does not seem necessary for him to have Hindi.

But when the same youth stands on a horizon and looks inside the country, he sees a gulf between his own people.

This gap makes these educated youth stand alone because even today the Hindi language is more in the country. These educated youth may have technical unity, but for human unity, we need our mother tongue only.

The family joins with language, brings unity in society

Language is the unit that unites the individual, the individual further connects the family, the same family connects the society and in this way, the village, town, city and country are formed from the society.

The development of the country will happen only when the language will develop, the language will develop only when we personally connect and connect with it.

We will not have to wait whether today 14th September is Hindi National Day or 10th January is International Hindi Day.

We should consider every day as Hindi Diwas because unless you engage with something with your mind, even if hundreds of days are imposed on you or hundreds of orders are forcibly enforced, that language cannot develop.

Today, of course, even though the youth is a victim of inferiority complex about Hindi, but it is not its lack, it is the lack of our values, which we forcibly imposed on them in a language other than Hindi, due to which today they feel ashamed even to write themselves speaking in Hindi. Began to do

The language that people from abroad come to the country to learn, but we ourselves are turning our backs on it, which is a matter of great self-reflection.

Hindi is the foundation of the development of every Indian citizen. Leaving the foundation, we can certainly build an air palace for some time but not for long.

The difference between cities and villages is not only in terms of resources but also in terms of language and this difference can be resolved through their own language.

Hindi is the language that is keeping our invaluable culture alive. We you may belong to any corner of the country but Hindi gives us the identity of an Indianness.

Hindi is one of the most spoken languages ​​in the world, we should neither be interested in any day for the upliftment of our Hindi language nor should we expect any award or honor that we will get it, we will then promote it, if we promote our official language, then it will not only promote the language but it will be a matter of promoting the development of the country.

There can be no greater reward than the development of the country. We should take a vow that every day should be named in our own language, if possible, every important work should be done in our own language.

Our values ​​should be such that the coming generation must have at least a basic knowledge of their language. We all have our own language and we need to connect and save with its intimacy.

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AUTHORNishant Chandravanshi

Nishant Chandravanshi is the founder of The Magadha Times & Chandravanshi. Nishant Chandravanshi is Youtuber, Social Activist & Political Commentator.

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