Besides the arguments on Banach Alaoglu Theorem, Reisz Representation Theorem or the Krien-Milman Theorem, here the arguments are going on different topics also. Today’s argument really touched me where I became speechless for the moment. It is a very unfair Truth that the South Indian people never use the Hindi Language. They even do not try to follow the language from others also. Honestly speaking, they are always carrying one strong logic about it that they do not get the chances to learn the language because no body speaks this language at their place.
Whenever I meet them, I always ask them to speak in Hindi….though every body can talk with them in English. But they always give the same logic that in their place, people are not using Hindi. Interestingly they are not even very much interested in the Hindi movies also….no matter how many of them switch to Bollywood. I think this is the only reason why they can not learn our National language….because to learn some new language you should have to interact with other in that language.
Any way, here in ISI, Kolkata also, I have met many friends who are coming from IIT, Madras, ISI, Bangalore, University of Hyderabad who can not understand a single word in Hindi…..speaking in Hindi is far away from this point. I always ask them why they do not follow Hindi, because Hindi should be known to every Indian. If some body do not like the language, then still they should learn our National language. When I asked Venkatesh why he did not speak in Hindi, he asked me in return that why I did not speak in Telugu???? I replied him that Telugu is not my state language, so it might not be compulsory for me to learn that language. But he asked me then why I asked him to speak in my language…..my language????
Hello…Hindi is not only my language…it is every Indian’s language. If you do not want to be recognized as Indian, then it’s your question…but I am not asking you to speak in my mother tongue Assamese.
This is the concept these people always carry with them….it’s a bitter truth…but it is the fact.
Today, in the dining hall, we again got the chance to take our breakfast together at the same table. Then again the Hindi speaking point arose at the place. We were arguing among us about the importance of the Hindi language. Whenever this type of arguments were there, they always placed the same logic. I pointed out that was not enough to prove themselves about the learning of our National language…because they have attended many programs throughout India where they could take the chance to learn this language. Because we make the system, system does not make us. If some body starts speaking Hindi at their place also, then it will be the same place like other places of India. Only because of the rare Hindi speaking, people hesitate to visit their places. Those, who are alloted at their place for the services or study or other purposes, face lots of problems with their local language speaking habit. Rural area people’s lack of knowledge about Hindi may be excused….but the ignorance of the city area people can not be accepted any how. Because how much the outsiders suffer from their local language, they at least can not imagine.
Any way, during our arguments, one person joined us. He was not here to attend our program. He supported the logic of my South Indian friends. He in fact placed one statement that Hindi is not our National language…it is not written any where that it should be known to every Indian. He even pointed out strongly that we should not impose others forcefully to use some body’s own language!!!!
Honestly speaking, this touched me a lot. He gave the logic that being from a Hindi speaking state from North India, he never used Hindi as his communicative language. Hindi may be a common language for the Indians…but not the National language!!!!
My south Indian friends won the argument….now it is proved that Hindi should not be learnt any more by them. They can avoid this language.
But so far my knowledge is concerned, I know Hindi to be our National language, not an optional common language. But still I could not speak a single word against them in support of the point of learning Hindi…because it is said that if majority of people say that it is an apple, at some moment, you will definitely think it twice about the orange which is in your hand about which you are damn confident.
I also thought it for the second time…then my puzzle was solved by one professor who was from Bangalore and who came here to deliver his lectures in the Graph Algorithm workshop. His point was that “If some body does not want to introduce himself as the child of his own parents, then it is his problem to get subsidized from them after recognizing them.”
Really we can say that Hindi is not accepted in those places…they have no emotions about our National language….that’s why all these arguments take place all the time.