Today’s blog is devoted to the national language of my country India – Hindi. Surprisingly, yesterday was National Hindi Day but the fact that I wrote something different yesterday is the reason I am writing about it today. Well, I would agree to everyone that how ironical this blog is, it’s about the Hindi language and yet has been written in the English language. But I had no other way, trust me.
So to begin with, Hindi is the national language of India and has quite a history behind it. It is regarded as the most precious and ancient language in our country after Sanskrit. It is more like derived from Sanskrit. The principal point for today’s blog is the lost importance of this language. India is a vast country with various kinds of people with various cultures. There is an interesting fact that is quite famous among the Indians, it says “In India, every 200Km you go, the kind of people and the way they speak changes.” It is really interesting and is heard quite often. Well, it is undeniably correct.
The way people speak in India is really variant, really different kinds. The people’s accent changes sometimes so tremendously that even we Indians don’t understand it and we sometimes don’t have the knowledge of what language they are speaking in. Some places are as ancient that people don’t know how to speak Hindi despite the fact it is the national language of their country. But the fact of the matter is not this, maybe those people are not educated enough to learn it in their time. Maybe they just didn’t go to school and only had the knowledge of their regional language. But what I wanted to talk about here is that even the people who are educated don’t understand it’s importance.
English is a beautiful language. We all know that. It is the international language. Some say that knowing English would let you survive in this world. Well, if not anywhere else, it is said so in India. In India, the people who know English are considered to be having a higher stature in society. Elders are proud of their kids studying English. The case gets even more unusual when you come to know that people flaunt around telling that their child studies and speaks English. This is not wrong. Absolutely not. How can it be wrong? It’s something that the people are just proud of, one can’t mock them for this. But it is strange. Not strange because there is nothing to be proud of, but because in all of this, they carry out the tale so far that they forget being proud of their own language.
Maybe English is a professional language and is a beautiful one, I love it too. But we(citizens of India) need to understand this, we must not forget our culture and moral values in regard to something else. We should be proud of our national things. Hindi is a language as beautiful as English, and I can bet that despite being an English lover. It’s obnoxious to see people defaming the importance of their own things. Everything in this world has it’s own place and so does languages. Hindi has it’s own. And it is indeed a special one, special enough that it deserves to be one of the most respected ones. We Indians are typical. We are so good in playing blame games that we keep on mocking others around for things. In this case, we keep saying that the foreign countries and the people there should respect us and our language, but we forget how the scenario is set right here in our own country and despairingly, we are the ones responsible.
India is a developing country, it is adopting with the world. Now, at present, everywhere English is used as the language for business and not Hindi. Even all the work done related to the central government goes through English. It is just some places, a very few, where Hindi is used to work with. It is not surprising, almost everywhere in the world, the story goes the same way but there, people respect their language as much as they respect English. Yesterday was National Hindi Day and I am sure there are only a few people who might be knowing that. See? People earlier knew the beauty of it and thus, India has witnessed such great authors and poets and writers which have given just huge contributions to this beautiful language. But today, all of that is missing. We do not get to hear that a person has achieved this in Hindi or something like this. It is really disappointing. Knowing English is a great thing, I accept and so does everyone else. But forgetting the importance of your own linguistic treasure is rather devastating.
I don’t know why the things are like this in my country but they are. Even the media knows it. I saw it on the news channel yesterday how they were unveiling this truth and thus, came the idea of writing this blog on such an essential topic. Because it is my duty as well to maintain the dignity of my language and give it utmost respect and do my part in making people realize. They need to understand the beauty of it. I honestly have never been exceedingly interested in Hindi but I know it’s importance. I didn’t like it as much as I admire English but I always knew that the language is my own and has it’s own beauty. I respect it, and I hope all Indians to do the same. Just because this is related to my national language, I proudly say, “Jai Hind!”