July 30th, 2009 11:04 EST
Strongest pillar of National Unity:Nepali language
The Nepali language, the most beautiful among the languages spoken by the human beings, though has its root in Sanskrit, the language of the Gods and Goddesses, has evolved scientifically by the virtue of the nature itself. Nepali language never needed so much debate to make it more scientific. It is by itself following scientific development. Thus, the Nepali language speakers must feel proud that the language of the Gods and Goddesses- "Sanskrit`, by choosing the natural course has evolved into the most beautiful and scientific language of the present day world. In this, whoever possess hatred against the "Nepali Bhasa (language)` is not just the ignorant to the evolution of the languages but also jealous against the natural development of the beauties of the Nepali language.
Nepali language is one of the four pillars of the national unity of the Nepalese People. Other three pillars were almost undermined and paralyzed. The life we have been practicing under the enlightenment of Hindu Dharma has been attacked. The Nepalese people were tried to deny practicing the day-to-day life by breaking the ties they enjoyed which was protected by the Hindu Dharma. Nepal`s unique identity as the only Hindu Rastra in the world is attacked by none other than the reason to break the unity guarded by the Hindu Dharma. The third pillar of the unity of Nepalese that is Nepal`s Monarchy was forced to leave the crown. The fourth pillar known as Nepal Army is also weakened. It was made to loose its glory by making it failed to protect its supreme commander, "the King`. It is further weakened after it was dragged into politics and thereby provided not only national actors to interfere in its affairs but the foreigners openly played Nepal Army to protect their vested interests in Nepal.
The Nepali language has turned the strongest pillar of the national unity of the Nepalese people. Though it has been attacked, too, from the very beginning of the strategy to weaken Nepal`s unity, Nepali language is withstanding the pressures. It is surviving and slowly moving towards its natural course of evolution. All Nepalese who think they have something to contribute to the nation must stand firm to protect Nepali language as well which ultimately protect our national unity and save Nepal from being disintegrated.
Now, it must be very clearly understood that why the real enemies of Nepal prefer Hindi as the median language of the terai (plain land). In the past, Nepali Congress members had affection towards Hindi. The Nepali Congress party is belittled by the terai based parties on demanding the Hindi as lingua franca of their stronghold. The episode of the Vice Presidential oath taking ceremony in Hindi is still fresh. There are many more in terai based parties who openly prefer Hindi against Nepali language. It is their efforts to boost political career pleasing the big neighbors, frankly speaking, their masters across the borders.
Following the reestablishment of the multiparty democracy in 1990, several incidents were recorded in support of the Hindi language but the elections to the Constituent Assembly (2008), provided more opportunities to the subservient to the masters across the borders to please them by loudly speaking in favor of the Hindi against the Nepali language. It is an irony, there is no law against those who undermine and speak against the national language of Nepal. We must have a clear policy that the lovers of Hindi language who wants to turn it as Nepal`s median language be asked to respectfully leave the country and settle elsewhere in Bihar, UP or other states and campaign for the language they love very much. The Nepal Government has to have the strict laws that bind anyone from getting citizenship who do not speak Nepali language or any language that is purely home grown like Nepal Bhasa (Newa), Tamang, Gurung, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Sherpa and so on. Since Nepali is the median language to the origin of Nepali people living inside Nepal or abroad, its planned development is needed. Every Nepali should be taught Nepali language to make it real national language.
As long as Nepal remains intact, we are Nepalese and we all keep on speaking Nepali language. Whoever we are by caste groups or wherever we live, Nepali language provides us as median to exchange our feelings to each-other. In foreign lands, all Nepalese including Bhutanese exchange their feelings in Nepali language. Many Tibetans and Indians of Nepali origin also prefer to speak Nepali.
The development of Nepali language in Diaspora lacks seriousness. This might have prompted out of the insufficiency of the credible leadership or credible institution that can bear the great responsibilities convincing the people of Nepali origin that Nepali language and Nepal are synonyms. One without another is a paralyzed object. There is an urgency to have an "Institution` composed of Diaspora scholars of Nepali language and the scholars who live in a land of Nepali language origin. There must be joint efforts to protect and promote Nepali language. At least, Diaspora has to make the concerned authority working towards the development of Nepali language to sincerely pay attention to the development taking place in Diaspora as far as the Nepali language is concerned. Seeking a feedback from them on timely basis should not be the issue of ego.
Finally, we all Nepalese must realize that Nepali language is the only remaining means to protect the national unity of Nepal. The Nepali language, therefore, needs to be promoted and protected at any cost. Its survival is directly linked to the survival of Nepal. Keeping Nepal intact is not just the duty of the people living in Nepal. This responsibility befalls upon all people of Nepali origin. This is the message we all need to extend throughout the world where the people of Nepali origin have spread.