Tuesday, 10 September 2013

MOTHER LANGUAGE-Yet to be buried!!

     It was a chill evening ,sun went to its bed earlier,rain started to drizzle as it is the month of monzoon burst in Kerala.I felt relief after finishing my events at Drishti,CET,Kerala.. which made me to strain over a week.So,I decided to make a leisure walk along the silent hill of Srikaryam,Trivandram.On the way, I met a person with wrinkled skin,old aged who was standing in search of his way .I saw him from a long distance and as I was nearing him ,he saw me with a smiled face and he asked me to show the way for the address in Tamil . It was strange for me to see a tamil speaking person in kerala but happy too.The address in his card was near to the place where we were .I didn't want to let the aged man alone. so, I decided to take him to his destiny by walk along with me.The road was stark silence while we were walking towards his home .We started our conversation with a good topic,' Tamil ',but with a quite strange slang.Yes.,I used Chennai Tamil and he used some rare Tamil as Srilankan tamil  but both understood what we were talking about.He said that he is from a place called savane in Mauritius and he came to India for the first time owing to an official purpose in College Of Engineering,Trivandram.Then I was wondered ,how could he speak Tamil very well,as he is with a Mauritius nativity.
vazhga tamil!! valarga tamil!!!

     He just laughed at me and said that in Mauritius ,about 70% of families were having Tamil as their mother tongue.They had moved from India to Mauritius well before 3 generations back,during the regime of British Raj. I asked him,what is the national language of Mauritius .He said there is no official language in their country but ,most of the people were trying to learn French for job opportunities. He also said, Initially Tamil was kept as official language few hundreds of years back.But as the days roll,people were loosing hope on their mother tongue and Tamil language is reaching to its extinct .I asked ,Is there any contacts with India for those immigrants.He answered yes but not for Tamil families.He told "Indian government's new policy on Hindi languages has made Indian embassy in Mauritius to encourage Hindi language among us.In Mauritius ,we would have been telecasted some Tamil movies in TV channels eventually few year back.Now a days,may be due to the ignorance of Indian embassy/any other political issues, Tamil movies were not released in our Island and but Hindi movies are released sometimes.In our residential area,most of the children have forgotten their mother tongue."
He told this words with a disgust,hatred feeling on the nature of Indian Embassy in India.After this speech ,we both had walked silently thinking of the future status of Tamil language in India.I left him to his quatress and I made a returned to my hostel. 

From the conversation with him,I felt myself without an ease,thinking that our future generation will be nailed out with a lack of Tamil knowledge.I agree that a common language is the most powerful tool for a nation's  integrity.But it should not deploy the cultural languages.This is not a single person's mistake Each and every person starting from the house to government has failed to secure their traditional languages.Studying their mother tongue in school level at least till 10th std should be kept compulsory.Just scoring the marks in other languages is not enough.Knowing the heritage of their own ancestral tradition is important and that can be obtained only from their mother language.

"Speaking English is like tongue-twist for me. I can speak each word perfect, but then you have to string them together like, 'Blah, blah, blah.' That's when I get crazy." - Jackie  

   Let us take the case of our very own students hailing from Tamil medium schools who are confident and happy individuals suddenly transplanted into a hostile and alien atmosphere where they are linguistically at sea as Hindi is the medium of instruction in most PSU exams dispensing good jobs.
We have seen these children transforming before our eyes into timid, sullen individuals whose creativity and voice are silenced by the linguistic imperialism of English.
Grandmothers and Grandfathers
Thank you for our language
that you have saved for us.
It is now our turn to save it
for the ones who are not yet born.
May that be the truth!
Original ideas are the product of one's own mother tongue. On account of the facility of thought and expression, new and original ideas take birth and get shape only in one's own mother tongue.
Learn Hindi,Don't forget Tamil!!

If you know my mother tongue,
you can read this....

திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி பெயர்க்காரணம்.............

திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி என்ற பெயர் திரிஷிராபுரம் (திரிஷிரா-மூன்று தலை; புரம்-ஊர்) என்ற சமசுகிருத வார்த்தையிலிருந்து தோன்றியதாகப் பரவலாக நம்பப்படுகிறது. இந்து சமயப் புராணங்களில் 'திரிசிரன்' என்ற பெயருடைய மூன்று சிரங்களைக் கொண்ட அரக்கன், இவ்வூரில் சிவபெருமானைப் பூசித்துப் பலனைடைந்தததாகக் கூறப்படுகிறது. இதனால் இவ்வூருக்குத் திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி என்னும் பெயர் ஏற்பட்டது என்ற கருத்து நிலவினாலும் அது பலராலும் ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளப்படவில்லை.
சி. பி. பிரவுன் எனும் தெலுங்கு அறிஞர் சிறிய ஊர் எனப் பொருள் தரும் "சிறுத்த-பள்ளி" என்ற வார்த்தையிலிருந்து திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி என உருவாகியிருக்கும் என்ற கருத்தைத் தருகிறார்.16 ஆம் நூற்றாண்டைச் சேர்ந்த கல்வெட்டு ஒன்றில் திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி, திரு-சிலா-பள்ளி (பொருள்: "புனித-பாறை-ஊர்)" எனக் குறிப்பிடப்பட்டுள்ளதால் அதிலிருந்து இப்பெயர் வந்திருக்கலாம் என்ற கருத்து உள்ளது.வேறு சில அறிஞர்கள் "திரு-சின்ன-பள்ளி" (புனித-சிறிய-ஊர்) என்பதிலிருந்தும் உருவாகியிருக்கலாம் என்ற கருத்தினைக் கொண்டுள்ளனர்.
இது தென்னாட்டுக் கைலை மலை என்றும் புகழப்படுவது. திருச்சி மலைக்கோட்டையில் காணப்படும் குகையில் 'சிரா' என்னும் பெயருடைய சமணத் துறவி தங்கியிருந்து தவமிருந்ததாக அக்குகையில் உள்ள பதினோராம் நூற்றாண்டுக் கல்வெட்டு கூறுகிறது. சிரா துறவியின் பள்ளி, சிராப்பள்ளி என்றாகி அதுவே இவ்வூருக்குப் பெயராகி உள்ளது என்றும் கருதப்படுகிறது.


  1. Whatever it may be..hindi is the national language...and u r an Indian ri8??

    1. HIndi is not a national language. India has no national language. Dont spread rumours. We want equality among indians. Unity in diversity


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