Yesterday was the Hindi day, my seriousness to my National language is highly shown by a mere fact that this blog comes a day after the actual date. 😊 For all the countrymen and even those who understand Hindi, my humble submission is that celebrating a day, maybe a fortnight or even a year would not promote it unless we start using it more often than not. It doesn’t really matter if the usage is in fragments or maybe in a blended form with the other language or dialect we speak in or be comfortable in. I personally opine that in a much diversified country like ours, only one language would be difficult to be accepted all across. Having said that, we do require a medium spread and accepted homogenously and Hindi, undoubtedly, bears all of the eligibility required for that.
While penning this, just remembered an article by Late Khushwant Singh when he narrated an incident travelling by train (no..no not pertaining to train to Pakistan book). He said when he read something written as MDHYAPAAN NISHEDH (Liquor prohibited) in Hindi script on a first class compartment, he couldn’t make out exactly what it meant. later, on clarification by fellow passengers only he could understand that he had to officially restrict himself unless he got out of the train on his destination. He, after adding certain details, finally concluded that if only it was written as DAARU PEENA MANA HAI, probably, the impact would have been as expected and message conveyed to people at large.
I don’t, in any form or way, endorse that any language should not preserve and perennially retain its highest refined or sophisticated version for philology, word etymology or linguistic point of view, still what he said also needs to be looked into for wider acceptability propose in a diversified user’s nation.
My best wishes to all of those who write, read, speak, understand or even like Hindi with or without knowing much about it including a vast audience of Bollywood movies.
Good afternoon and see you next time.