Friday, June 19, 2009

Rediscovering our roots

Last Sunday, 3M decided to admit his 3 year old daughter in Kalangan, a cultural organisation that teaches music in addition to conversational Marathi to kids. I was pleased to see a bevy of kids and parents to apply for the admission… and then came the difficult part for us… filling up the form in chaste Marathi. If it was just filling the name and address, I would have done it in a jiffy… but giving answers to questions like “How do you spend time with your kids?”… That is all together a different ball game! Getting the right word in Marathi was difficult… and even if you get that right the रस्व and दीर्घ can kill you! I really felt ashamed that after wearing my ‘Marathiness’ on my sleeve… and online, I am unable to write properly in Marathi…

So all those ‘half baked’ Maharashtrians like 3M, 2 organisations are trying to revive Marathi… one in Pune and one in USA! While Aksharbharati has arranged for free Marathi Classes in Pune… Brihan Maharashtra Mandal has tied up with Bharti Vidyapeeth to teach Marathi in 46 Centres across USA.
मराठा तितुका मेळवावा
महाराष्ट्र धर्म वाढवावा

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Indeed Marathi Chauvinists can most appropriately be termed as hypocrites!


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