The central ministry in its new education draft policy has removed “Hindi” from the compulsory language list to be studied in schools. This has been sought as a result of a long & old protest caused by southern states. The two major parties dominating the political game of south India viz: DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) & AIADMK (All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) are the key players of this language protest controversy. The parties have been opposing the imposition of three language formula and want Hindi to be made a non-compulsory language in the education system. Also, the two parties have never befriended the current ruling party of the nation, BJP. Hence, it has been sought to be a political move by BJP to improvise their relations with the said parties and create a space in the hearts of south Indians.
The protest, however, does not come to an end when the government has removed Hindi from the compulsory language list. The protestors keep asking to remove the “Three Language Formula”. They claim to teach only Tamil and English in the state government schools. Hence they believe that the Three Language Formula is a trick of government to make them teach Hindi in schools as the third language.
What is the Three Language Formula?
The three language formula was established in the year 1968 by the Indian Government’s Ministry of Education. The main aim of the formula was to provide students to study Hindi, English & a regional language in non-Hindi speaking states and Hindi, English & modern Indian language in Hindi voiced states. This was an effort to fulfil the demands of southern states to satisfy their regional language priorities.
The actions taken by the government has taken over the internet in chaos. Many people are opposing it while some people tend to stay on the supportive side of the madness. The polemicist argues that Hindi is not the national language and hence no nationwide compulsion should exist to study Hindi. People have come up with various excuses to base their argument of Hindi being the not so spoken language in India.
On a separate note, has anyone asked the democratic audience about their choices or is it just another political move by the politicians to maintain their dignity & position by separating people on the basis of language. Well, it is not the first time that a politician has tried to do so.
What if the actual south Indians have no offence in learning the authentic & patriotic language of the nation?
Although Hindi may not be the most spoken language in India, however, it is definitely the 2nd most common language after English which eases the nationwide communication. In a world where the businesses are growing glocally (Globally & Locally), it is hard to find communication channels. Making Hindi a non-compulsory language would make it even harder for the forthcoming generation to have a 2nd common language after English.
We can see that how Sanskrit has faded from the modern education system and we can merely find Sanskrit literates around us who can translate the ancient texts encrypted in Sanskrit, If this, Non- Hindi sensation stays for long, Hindi might be the second language to have faded from the Indian Culture. The work of various Hindi literates might just become books submerged in a pile of dust soon.
A bunch of politicians are stating self-proclaimed facts about Hindi not being the national language and trying to convey a false opinion for the whole nation on behalf of the nation’s good half (The Southern Heritage).
It has been seemingly observed that the south politicians don’t possess any affectionate corners in their hearts for the north and central Indians anyway. Today, they are stubborn upon not accepting Hindi as a language, will there be a tomorrow when they will influence the south Indians not to accept Hindustan as a nation?