Nagpur, Mar 10: The only resolution adopted at the on-going three-day Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) of RSS emphasized the need to preserve and protect the Bharatiya languages and dialects to save them from getting extinct in near future.
The resolution noted that language was an important constituent of identity and active vehicle of the culture of any individual and society. The languages and dialects, prevalent in the country are most essential to protect our culture, noble traditions, excellent knowledge and vast literature as well as to promote creative thinking. The oral tradition of knowledge in the form of songs, idioms and folklores etc. in various languages is many times more than the written literature.
Expressing concern over the declining trend in the practice and usage of Bharatiya languages, the resolution said that excessive entry and usage of alien words was emerging as a serious challenge.
Observing that many languages and dialects have become extinct and others are endangered the APBS urged the government, policy makers and society at large including voluntary organizations to endeavour to undertake all kinds of efforts tp protect and promote various languages and dialects of the country.
The ABPS also suggested ways and efforts to be worth taking to protect and promote Bharatiya languages and dialects as under:
1. Primary education across the country should only be in mother tongue or any other Bharatiya language. For this, parents should also make up their mind and the governments should formulate suitable policies and frame necessary provisions in this regard.
2. Teaching, study material and option of appearing in the examinations in higher education in all faculties including the technical and medical should be available in Bharatiya languages too.
3. It is a welcome initiative that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and examinations being conducted by the Union Public Service Commission have now been started in Bharatiya languages. Along with this, the same option should be available for all other entrance tests and competitive examinations still not being conducted in Bharatiya languages.
4. Preference should be given to Bharatiya languages in all governmental and judicial works. In addition to this, Bharatiya languages should be encouraged in Governmental and non-governmental appointments, promotions and all kinds of functions instead of giving preference to English.
5. The entire society including the swayamsevaks should give preference to the mother tongue in conversations and day to day interactions in the family. The tradition of collecting and reading literature in these languages needs to be cultivated. At the same time, their plays, music and folk arts should also be promoted.
6. Traditionally, languages have been means to integrate the society in Bharat. So, while having pride of one’s mother tongue all should show a sense of respect for all other languages.
7. Central and State governments should take effective steps to protect and promote all the languages, dialects and scripts of Bharat.
The resolution said the RSS was in favor of learning various languages of the world to acquire diverse knowledge. But, in a multilingual country like Bharat, ABPS considered it most necessary to protect and promote all the languages of the country as the carrier of our culture.
The ABPS called upon the society including the governments, voluntary organizations, media, religious organizations, educational institutions and intelligentsia to make every possible effort to promote the use of Bharatiya languages and ascertain purity of their grammar, usage of words and the script.