Sahitya Parishad honours literary persons in Delhi
Indian languages should be promoted?K.S. Sudarshan
?Strong efforts that were needed to propagate Sanskrit and Hindi after Independence were not made on the part of the government. The non-governmental and social organisations have rather done a lot to save and propagate these languages. But the fact that must be kept in mind by everyone is that the bhav-jagat of our Indian languages cannot be explained in European languages whether it is English or any other language. Therefore we should work for strengthening our own languages rather than running after foreign languages,? said RSS Sarsanghachalak, Shri K.S. Sudarshan. He was addressing a gathering of noted literary persons who assembled at Hindi Bhavan in New Delhi on December 10. The function was organised by Akhil Bharatiya Sahitya Parishad to honour the literary persons of different Indian languages.
A total of 12 literary persons were honoured at the function, which was organised keeping in view the birth centenary year of Shri Guruji, the second Sarsanghachalak of RSS. They include Shri Nabin Chandra Sharma (Assamia), Dr Basant Kumar Panda (Oriya), Shri Mithun Chakravarty (Kannada), Shri Dhruv Bhatt (Gujarati), Shri K. Ramnathan (Tamil), Shri R.V. Prasad Raju (Telugu), Shri Ashwani Gupta (Punjabi), Dr Dinesh Chandra Sinha (Bangla), Dr Bhaskar V. Girdhari (Marathi), Shri P.R. Nathan (Malayalam), Shri Suresh Babalani (Sindhi) and Dr Sadanand Gupt (Hindi). Dr Dinesh Chandra Sinha and Shri P.R. Nathan could not reach Delhi to receive the award.
Referring to Shri Guruji, Shri Sudarshan pointed out that during the anti-Hindi movement in southern states when slogans like ?English ever, Hindi never? were being raised, Shri Guruji addressed a meeting in Coimbatore. The meeting was presided over by a local anti-Hindi leader. At that meeting Shri Guruji strongly opposed the belief that Hindi was the only national language and all other Indian languages were regional. He said all Indian languages were national as they represent diverse forms of Indian culture. Since Hindi is spoken or understood by a majority of people, therefore, it should be developed or recognised as the contact language. Listening this statement of Shri Guruji, the anti-Hindi leader who was presiding over the function said, ?If this is the case, I am for Hindi.?
Since Hindi is spoken or understood by a majority of people, therefore, it should be developed or recognised as the contact language. Listening this statement of Shri Guruji, the anti-Hindi leader who was presiding over the function said, ?If this is the case, I am for Hindi.?
Shri Sudarshan called upon the literary persons to prepare the society for reducing uncontrolled expense on wedding ceremonies and divert the money for social cause.
Presiding over the function, noted novelist Shri Narendra Kohli stressed the need to connect ancient knowledge with modern science.
Dr Krishan Chandra Goswami, general secretary of Sahitya Parishad, said the Parishad is not just an organisation but it is a dream. Formed on October 26, 1966, with the inspiration of Shri Guruji, the Sahitya Parishad has become a reputed platform for the literary persons belonging to all languages of the country. Shri Balwantbhai Jani, national president of Sahitya Parishad and Dr Devendra Arya, president, Delhi unit, also shared the dais.