World Hindi Day; Here why independent India is still dependent on English?

New Delhi: Every year 10 January is celebrated as World Hindi Day (World Hindi Day) to promote the beauty and simplicity of the Hindi language across the world, while India got freedom from the shackles of the British for more than 75 years. are gone. Raj, it seems that Indian society could not separate itself from the mental bondage of its English language.

How in today’s Indian society an English speaker makes you a well-informed and respected person, while those who dare to converse in Hindi are being humiliated and judged. Stating that English as a language deserves due respect, he said that Indians should not forget their mother tongue and pass it on to the next generation as a priceless treasure.

The best example of our deeply rooted English mindset is our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s famous independence speech ‘A Tryst with Destiny’, which he also delivered in the English language celebrating the end of a tyrannical British era.

India’s passion for the English language can also be seen in our constitution that Hindi, being the foundation of the nation, is primarily written in a foreign language.

If this is not enough, then the biggest example of this English slavery is the division of our education system into ‘Hindi Medium and English Medium’, where parents feel proud and accomplished when their children learn English in school while Hindi Children with background are often embarrassed. and did justice.

What makes this widespread popularity among Indians even more sad is the fact that more than 120 crore people in the world speak Hindi, which means that every sixth person on the planet understands Hindi. And yet, Hindi has become a matter of shame among Indians.

However, what we fail to understand is the greatness of our language. Not many know, but in 2017 the Oxford English Dictionary included at least 600 Hindi words that were widely accepted and used among Western immigrants.

In fact, Hindi is the third most popular language in the world after English and Mandarin and yet, most Indians today either feel ashamed or do not want to accept the value of Hindi language.

According to a study conducted by the Australian National University, 20 out of every 100 languages ​​in the world today are on the verge of extinction due to the increasing popularity of foreign languages.

Lastly, we must understand that language is not just a medium of communication but an integral and inseparable part of the culture of the society. Any language is like a library, which stores all kinds of information in itself, our language stores information about our existence and culture in it. Thus, if our language ceases to exist, our future generation will have to struggle to understand and be a part of our community.

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