Mom asked her little lad “why don’t you use more sophisticated word Wheelbarrow instead of saying it “Reri” in your mother language…! PUNJABI” “Come hither, girl…! Speak louder when you go on saying things in English and speak not the words of the ordinary language you use at home especially in front of the guests coming this night…Be more careful…”
Most of us are the victims of such cases. Who is responsible for that? Don’t you believe We as a whole are responsible for that? Have you ever observed the signboards Displayed at the top storeys of the giant buildings, the shops with such names like “Super Awami Karyana Store”, “U Mart”, “Discount Center”, Salons like “Finger Art”, “Ceasers”, “Hair and Hair”, “Hair Cut”,”N-pro”, Brand names like “Outfitters”, “Seventh Avenue”, “Stone Age”, “Cross Roads”, “Back Benchers” and list goes on. The shop names like “Malik Milk Shop”, “Gujrat Senatory and Hardware Store”, “Ittihad Mobile Shop” , Marriage Halls with such combos like “Grand Marqees”, “Firdous Marriage Lawn”…are the few examples from the uncountables.
Even The Public Toilets and Lavatories, Hospitals, Laboratories, Our Schools, private and governmental institutions are giving us the picture for what we like the most and what we do not.
Cutting the long story short, We as a nation must think fundamentally about this alarming situation. Our children have to reap what we are sowing today. These innocents are unaware of the words of their homeland their own Mother tongue.
I am not against learning any language or against the knowledge that it gives but what I don’t like is the attitude towards our own Language, Hamari apni madri Zuban, that we were taught from our cradles starting with “ma” “ba” and “pa” that our elders used to translate as Maa, Baba, and Pani respectively.
What I felt wrote it in simple words.
You may agree or Disagree that is your right. Kindly do let me know what you all think for the thoughts blogged in above a few lines.