Spiritual Bonding Between Mother Tongue, Heart And Other Languages
- Part 1 -
(International Mother language Day, 21st February, 2013)
Dr. Moirangthem Jiban Singh *
MOTHER TONGUE IS THE AVATAR OF GOD:
Nobody can divide the sacred relationship between the mother tongue and life. But taking advantages of globalization, in order to perform a better task, better education and better jobs and lead a better survival we are dwelling in the every corners of this world.
Due to the unwanted terrific incidents i.e. communal violence and natural and anthropogenic hazards many of us are unable to visit our native from ages but keeping in mind. Many of us are residing in other states or countries for education and other purposes.
Livelihood is again another reason which is binding us. Nobody paid any attention for our culture, custom, tradition and mother tongue while existing in at native. But since the day we left it behind, we have been inattentively drawing towards it. Mother tongue is the finger of our lovely mother leading us in every steps of our life. It is the avatar of God which helps us in keeping ourselves away from fear. It is the tune which can touch others heart. And it is the mighty mountain which can increase self-confidence.
MATTER TO RESPECT OTHERS LANGUAGES:
As said by our forefathers, "mingling friends is tougher than mingling sibling." Even if I forget my culture, custom, tradition and mother tongue they will never overlook me. But others culture, custom, tradition and languages are only for as long as I memorize. It is natural and certain to love our mother tongue.
But it does matter to respect and keep in mind others culture, custom, tradition and languages. It is justified to say that "the one who does not respect others language must not have loved his mother longue."
AWARE OF OTHER LANGUAGE IS SAME TO OPEN A DOOR WHICH CAN SEE A NEW WORLD:
Each language in the world is filled with their own culture, tune, emotion and way of living which can never be separated. It is the responsibility of present generation to conserve and protect for the future bloodline. On the other hand, nothing is waste if it is used in the right way. Adoring mother tongue does not mean that it is fault to learn others languages.
Be acquainted with the languages of other rather than our own language is same with open a door burrowing a mighty mountain which can see a new world. It assists in increasing self-confidence, abolishing fear, broadening mind and is a great help in the mean time. As well as it let us know about the tradition, way of living, culture, society, belief, love, emotion and intimacies among them. I would like to mention that, "having knowledge of others language is the proof of our love towards our mother tongue."
MOTHER TONGUE GOES TO HEART: Mother tongue bestows us a divine power in making our own creation. The language which we get acquainted during the period we breathe in our mother's womb plays a vital role in shaping our thoughts and emotions in growing up. Mother tongue is the key role to develop a person's psychological and personality. Remember, "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart" says Nelson Mandela. A person's expresses his first feelings, his happiness, fears, and his first words through his mother tongue. The virtue of love, compassion, body language, and also through the most important one, which is the verbal language are the major sources in establishing the strong bond between a person and his environment.
* Dr. Moirangthem Jiban Singh wrote this article for e-pao.net
The writer is District Nodal Officer for Environment , Dept. of Health and Family welfare, Karnataka Health System Development and Reform Project, Koppal, Karnataka, India. can be contacted at mjscholar(at)gmail(dot)com
This article was posted on February 24, 2013
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