A Disappearing Culture?
As we move further into the age of globalization and interact with various cultures and people, it is critical to remember that we too have our own culture and it is that culture that sets us apart and defines who we are. While it is important to be a part of the global economic and social culture, there is also a need to make sure that we remain rooted to our language and customs. Urdu was once the language of the literary and well-read. Our writers and poets have left us classics that only a few manage to understand today. It is disheartening to see our next generation lose this interest and fascination with this rich language and they show no desire to pass it on to the generations after it. The advent of English entertainment and related school curriculum has pushed Urdu far behind where it is mocked by most. Pakistan has a pressing need to revive this language and revise its private school curriculum so that we may create a future that still has links with our past.
Assifa Rahim, Peshawar, Pakistan