Nobody seems to be seriously interested in retaining the glory of Hindi in its pure form. Right from the so-called celebrations on ‘Hindi Divas’, falling on September 14, and sketchy efforts to provide Hindi its due at United Nations, the hopes to make Hindi essence of India have not been backed up by substantial policies. As a result of this myopic attitude of government towards its promotion ,the newer distorted form ” Hinglish ” has made its presence felt. Ironically, there are only few left in Doordarshan and AIR having total command over right pronunciation of Hindi words .
Well, one can’t expect present day youths, having spent early years in convent school, to show any interest in Hindi. Our filmmakers and lyricists have their commercial interests ,which come in the promotion of Hindi. Gone are the days when legendary news-reader Devaki Nandan Pandey or, for that matter, lyricist Pradeep evoked a sense of wonder by unleashing magic of Hindi.Yes, we have covered a long distance from ” Chandan sa badan chanchal chitavan” to ” Thanda-Thanda Cool-Cool Effect“. Can this transformation (read degradation) be hailed as evolution of language?
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