Role of Language
By - Devendra Singh
Good things need to be nurtured more carefully and attentively, while things devoid of values such as weeds grow in abundance without care. In the long run, things that look unstable or unimportant on the surface will, if well cared for, turn out to be benevolent and boon for the mankind. Child needs tremendous amount of work to help him/her grow to a person whose potential can be unlimited. If Shiva Ji and Rana Pratap didn’t receive the well-planned upbringing from their parents, especially mothers, we would have been deprived of ideal role models for our society. In a way, when we nurture goodness, we actually help ourselves.
Hindi is one of the greatest and most spoken languages in the world. It is a carrier of our Sanskriti and Civilization. We would not have been what we are today, if we were not immersed in this language. A lot of our cultural values and norms are embedded in it and are inseparable from Hindi and by promoting this language, we naturally make attempts to preserve our culture.
If we contrast American and Bhartiya culture, we will find that spirituality and scientific lifestyle are prevalent in Bharat mainly due to its rich languages, while America, irrespective of its technological advances, lacks such experiences.
As mentioned earlier, things of immense values need more attention, otherwise we run the risk of either losing them or getting them appropriated by others for their own vested interest. Currently, Sanskrit language is being manipulated by people who are not traditionalists and have no intention to keep it as a living language. They may make similar attempts to control Hindi and pull strings to define the future status of Hindi.
We must show respect for our language and culture. Neglecting them will be like double whammy, accelerating its cessation in contributing well-rounded growth of our Sansriti.
Hindi USA 15th Anniversary Message from the founder of HindiUSA
HindiUSA was formed as a non-profit volunteer organization in 2001 by a few people who wanted to promote Hindi language at the grass root level. They felt that the Indian culture, its sacraments and traditions are very much tied with Hindi and by promoting Hindi the Indian ‘essence’ will live on in the younger generation.
Something which is unique and has no counterpart is not easily translatable and hence will remain viable. Hindi is the second most spoken language in the world and the rich grammar, vocabulary and wide aesthetic appeal that it has in people motivates HindiUSA volunteers to help preserve it. To do this, we have well defined syllabus and practical ways to implement it. The syllabus and teaching methodologies are reviewed periodically to provide optimum benefits to the students.
Hindi can also bring India and USA much closer. Americans can easily learn about Indian cultural heritage through Hindi in their schools and by interacting with their Indian friends.
In a short span of 15 years, HindiUSA grew from 2 students to over 4,000 and from 1 teacher to now over 350. HindiUSA never strives to win prizes or recognition. Its biggest prize is more than 500 graduates, many of whom are acting as assistant teachers and the largest Hindi family in USA.
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