No­tional lan­guage

Amit Shah has an ex­cel­lent idea that we should make Hindi the rashtriya bhasha

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - An Ecstasy Of Ideas - Jug Su­raiya

Two mem­bers of the Hindi Swayam­se­vak Sangh (HSS), all charged up and ex­cited about home min­is­ter Amit Shah’s state­ment that Hindi should be made the na­tional lan­guage to help unify the coun­try and free it from the in­flu­ence of for­eign lan­guages.

1st HSS: Amitji ne 100% right bola ji humko Hindi ko rashtriya bhasha adopt karna chahiye.

2nd HSS: Of koss, yeh karna must hai. After all, yaani sab se peechhe, hum all Hindi speak karte hain, no?

1st HSS: No, kya? Yes bolo! Hum sab Hindi know karte hain so yeh sab for­eign lan­guages bolne ka kya use hai?

2nd HSS: Hu­mari coun­try mein bahut for­eign lan­guages hain. Whole world mein aur koi coun­try nahin hai where it­nay for­eign lan­guages hain. Lan­guages jaise Gu­jarati, aur Tamil, aur Tel­ugu, aur Ben­gali, aur Marathi, aur Pun­jabi, aur Odia, aur …

1st HSS: Oof, oh! Enough karo! Humko yeh sab for­eign lan­guages koh hear nahin karna hai.

2nd HSS: OK, OK. Toh now on se hum only shudh Hindi speak karenge, agree?

1st HSS: Ek dum agree. Sab lan­guages se Hindi most fine hai, is­may koi bhi doubt aur ar­gu­ment nahin hai.

2nd HSS: Aur jab pura coun­try hu­mare like Hindi speak karegi toh hum sab each other koh ac­cha un­der­stand karenge aur kuch con­fu­sion nahin hoga, aur hum sab same page on honge.

1st HSS: Same page on hona democ­racy ke liye most im­por­tant hai. Nahin toh bahut ugrum-bu­grum cheez like dis­sent, aur de­bate, aur yeh sab non­sense-baazi ho jati hai.

2nd HSS: Bilkul truth bola. Democ­racy meh de­bate-she­bate aur dis­sent-vis­sent keh liye koi bhi space nahin hai. So Amitji ko aur ek sug­ges­tion karna chahiye.

1st HSS: Kya sug­ges­tion?

2nd HSS: Sug­ges­tion ki Hin­dus­tan ka naam of­fi­cial deed poll se change ho jaye aur ban­jaye Hindis­tan …

1st HSS: Hindis­tan zind­abad!

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