Jan Lokpal – as i see

The second freedom struggle has begun, at least the media portraits it that way. News channels are refusing to show “any” other news except about Jan Lokpal. Which made me think, hey, if this is the case, how come news channel show the “breaking news” 24×7 on other days. Anyways… This article gives my view about Jan Lokpal bill drafted by civil society and discusses the shortcomings in this bill. Before you make any prejudice about this article, let me tell you I am for the strong lokpal bill. No one likes corruption, well except for one who is doing it, but yes..no one in front of camera likes corruption and we the aam aadmi want corruption to be burned and done away with once and for all.

The Lokpal bill has been introduced in parliament before. It has not been passed for last forty years. Reason, we all indians know too well, lack of political will of both the UPA and NDA govt (a decade ago NDA was in power). Karl Marx has suggested, revolution is not planned, it just happens when things become unbearable. This is what has happened now. The civil society has gathered, and drafted the Jan Lokpal bill against the Lokpal bill of govt. The govt. Lokpal bill was teethless and useless bill. Why would govt officials make a bill which will may destroy itself. The Jan Lokpal on opposite side is a super dog with pointed killing teeth.

In all the democratic countries, there are three institutions, Legislature, Judiciary and Administration. For most effective and unbiased working of democracy, these three institutions are supposed to keep check on each other so that none of them become super powerful. Ok, now where does the lokpal fits in these institutions..well, it doesn’t, it is either parallel or above all these institutions. That is boon for India because here, there is nexus in these three institutions to do corruption. But, there has to be other institution amongst Legislature, Judiciary or Administration which will put check on Lokpal.

There has been lot of hype in media, social networking sites about support to Jan Lokpal bill. Unfortunately most of those who support the bill have not read the Jan Lokpal bill and are unaware of things mentioned in it.

1. The prime issue which is raised is that of PM. Jan Lokpal bill says PM should be inside the its purview. The govt. says PM can be taken in lokpal’s purview after he retires from the post. Jayalalitha has defended the governments view by giving proper reasoning for that (interestingly none from the UPA has given reasons for why PM should not be in purview of lokpal), she says, “It would seriously dent the PM’s authority even if charges were proved wrong. The Prime Minister will be put on the defensive and he has to constantly defend himself. … Unless he is wrested with full powers, he cannot function. Nothing should erode or undermine the Prime Minister’s authority.” Moreover, the PM is face of India for the world. This would give wrong impression of the prime official of India to world. Also, it is not like he will never be prosecuted if he has done something wrong. The ex-PM would be tried by lokpal, and I think govt has taken very good stand on this issue.

2. In the functions and powers of jan lokpal includes that, after completion of investigation in any case involving an allegation of an act of corruption, to impose punishment of dismissal, removal or reduction in rank against government servants. The jan lokpal has given direct powers of dismissal or removal of employee. This power can be easily misused. Not by the lokpal but by someone who wants a govt employee to be removed, dismissed. It is very easy to frame someone. (Have you seen Singham? :p)

3. The type of cases jan lokpal will try will be complex judicial cases. Hence, jan lokpal should have majority of persons with legal background. But Jan Lokpal bill says there should be 4 out of 11 member who shall have “Legal Background”  The govt. lokpal bill on other side recommended that there should be at least 50% of persons with legal background, which makes sense.

4. Jan Lokpal bill puts deadline for the trial of guilty. Which means the case should be dealt thoroughly by mentioned time frame and there is no other option but to give result by end of deadline. Which is neither feasible nor just. The govt. lokpal bill does not put any deadline on trial. Which is unacceptable. So, both the lokpal bills take polar views. Better thing would be giving time frame, and if, by the end of it the result is not declared a show cause notice should be given.

5. Notwithstanding anything in any other Act or Law the provisions of this Act shall prevail and to the extent that the provisions of this Act are repugnant to any other provision in any other Act or law, the provisions in other Acts or laws shall stand amended to the extent of such repugnancy. – Jan Lokpal. So, the acts which have been formulated by years of adaptations, the acts which has been formulated by representatives of people, the act which has been tried and tested by years and years, stands amended just because of this act which has been formulated by bunch of people which are not even people’s representative? It is simply unacceptable.

Does that mean I oppose Jan Lokpal bill. No. Absolutely not.

The Jan Lokpal bill though has taken extreme stands in above mentioned 5 points, it is very well drafted otherwise. The best part of this bill is the protection given to the whistle blower. It also includes the idea of civil + judicial persons at the lokpal panel, the lokayuktas etc. which was ignored by govt. The present Jan Lokpal draft is much evolved than the previous Jan Lokpal draft which was released in april. The clause of nobel and padma award winners in jan lokpal selection committee has thankfully done away with.

The present Jan Lokpal bill is also not perfect, it needs some more discussion.  and the discussion should be in Parliament, the only institution which makes laws for India. I hope team Anna and govt. again come together and form a draft. I hope they pass a Jan Lokpal by rectifying the above mentioned shorcomings.

Let’s support Team Anna and take this first step toward corruption free India. But keep in mind, “The scariest times for a nation are when emotions ride over reason… When thinking is done by hearts instead of brains…When euphorias dictate laws.” RT @atul_kulkarni

येरे येरे पावसा…

शाळेमध्ये असताना “आवडता ऋतू” वर निबंध लिहायला सांगत. मला नेहमीच हिवाळा आवडायचा. पण त्यावर काही विशेष लिहायला नसायचं.. किंव्हा असं म्हणावं की सुचायचं नाही. मग मन मारून “माझा आवडता ऋतू म्हणजे पावसाळा..” या ठराविक ओळीने सुरुवात करायचो. तसं पावसाळा आणि माझ्यात असं काही विशेष वैर नाही, पण नाही असही नाही.

उन्हाळ्याची सुट्टी मिळाल्यानंतर, क्रिकेट खेळण्याचा ज्वर चढतो. आणि मध्येच पावसामुळे सर्व बंद. घरून तंबी मिळते, बाहेर जायचे नाही, बाहेरचे काही खायचे नाही.. पाऊस म्हणलं की चिख्खल, चिकचिक, सर्दी इत्यादी इत्यादी. आणि सर्वात महत्वाच म्हणजे शाळा आणि पाऊस दोन्ही जवळपास सोबतच हजेरी लावतात. मग कशाला वाटणार पावसाबद्दल प्रेम? वरून पाऊस आला तरी शाळेला सुट्टी नसायची.. गपचूप भिजत शाळेत जायचं. या उलट हिवाळा म्हणजे एकदम सही.. सणासुदीचे दिवस, दिवाळीच्या सुट्ट्या, क्रिकेट, पतंग, काय वाट्टेल ते खेळायचं. एकूण काय तर हिवाळा जाम आवडायचा आणि पावसाळ्याचा नकोसा वाटायचा.

काल पाऊस सुरु झाला. कडक चहा हातात घेऊन खिडकीजवळ उभा होतो, पावसाला बघत. थंड हवेच्या झुळूकेसोबत पाण्याचे थेंब आतमध्ये येत होते, मोठे मोठे टपोरे नाही तर धुक्यासारखे. चिंब भिजवणारे नाही तर ओलावा देणारे. इकडे रेडिओ कोणततरी गाणं गुणगुणत होता. अर्थातच मन भूतकाळात पळणार. पावसाशी जोडलेल्या सगळ्या आठवणींची ट्रेन सुरु झाली. टपरीवर भिजत घेतलेला चहा असेल, प्रचंड भूक लागली असताना गरम गरम घेतलेले भजे असतील, मित्रांसोबत एकामागून एक सटकून पडलेला क्षण असेल,  “कोणाच्या” आठवणी असतील, एखादा गड सर केल्यानंतर दिसणारा विहंगम दृश्य असेल, किती तरी आठवणी दिल्या आहे या पावसाने आपल्याला.

पाऊस संपल्यानंतर सगळं कसं झ्याक वाटतं. धुराने आणि धुळीने माखलेल्या झाडांना पॉवरवॉश मिळतो आणि आपल्याला नवीन रंग दिसू लागतात. मळभ दूर होते.. निसर्गाची आणि मनाची सुद्धा.  समुद्र किनारी रेघोट्या मारल्यानंतर एक लाट येते आणि सर्व काही मिटून जातंना तशी संधी दरवर्षी पाऊस आपल्याला देतो. की बाबारे, ही घे मागच्या वर्षीची क्लीन-चीट, नव्याने सुरु कर आता.

ह्या सगळ्या गोष्टी पावसाने मला दिल्या आणि मी काय दिला पावसाळ्याला; तिरस्कार. म्हणूनच काय ते, पाऊस पण सध्या अधून मधून रागावतो, एक दोन वेळेस भराभरा बोलून नंतर अबोला धरतो. पुण्याला आहे तसा पाऊस पण माझा मराठवाडा अजूनही कोरडाच आहे. वाटलं, लहानपणीची केलेली वरवरची स्तुती त्याला समजली असणार.. म्हणूनच गप्प बसला आहे. त्या क्षणी ठरवलं, किमान मनापासून लिहिलेले दोन शब्द तरी पावसाला ऐकवावेत. म्हणून हा छोटासा लेख.

“येरे येरे पावसा…” तुझी खरच खूप आतुरतेने वाट बघत आहे बळीराजा..

पन्नास वर्षांपूर्वी…

आजच्या लोकसत्ता मधील लेख..

आज मध्यरात्री होणार महाराष्ट्र राज्याची स्थापना..!
संकलन : शेखर जोशी,लोकसत्ता

..अखेर १०६ हुतात्म्यांच्या बलिदानानंतर १ मे १९६० रोजी मुंबईसह संयुक्त महाराष्ट्राची स्थापना झाली आणि मुंबई ही महाराष्ट्राची राजधानी झाली. ज्या मुंबईसह महाराष्ट्रासाठी हा लढा दिला त्या मुंबईत आज मराठी भाषा व मराठी माणसाची अवस्था दयनीय झाली आहे. मुंबईतील मराठी भाषकांचा टक्का कमी होत चालला आहे. महाराष्ट्र राज्य सुवर्ण महोत्सवाच्यानिमित्ताने साहित्य, कला, चित्रपट, व्यापार, शिक्षण, कायदा आणि सुव्यवस्था, वाहतूक, उद्योग आदी विविध क्षेत्रांचा आढावा घेणारी ही विशेष वृत्तमालिका..
मुंबईसह महाराष्ट्र राज्य स्थापन करण्याच्या मागणीस केंद्रातील कॉंग्रेस नेत्यांनी अखेर मान्यता दिली आणि १ मे १९६० रोजी महाराष्ट्र राज्याची स्थापना झाली.  मुंबईतील ‘नवाकाळ’ दैनिकाने ३० एप्रिलच्या अंकात ‘आज मध्यरात्री महाराष्ट्र राज्याची स्थापना होणार’ अशी आठ कॉलमी हेडलाईन केलेली होती. भारताचे पंतप्रधान पं. जवाहरलाल नेहरु यांच्या हस्ते उद्घाटन, राजभवनात खास समारंभ अशी पोटशीर्षकेही या मुख्य बातमीला देण्यात आली होती. महाराष्ट्र राज्य स्थापनेचा सोहळा कधी, कुठे आणि कशाप्रकारे साजरा करण्यात येणार आहे, त्याची सविस्तर माहिती यात देण्यात आली होती.
राजभवनातील एका खास समारंभात एप्रिल ३०, मे १ च्या मध्यरात्री बरोब्बर बारा वाजता भारताचे पंतप्रधान पं. नेहरु हे वीजेचे बटण दाबून महाराष्ट्राच्या नकाशाचे दर्शन घडवतील आणि महाराष्ट्राचे नवीन राज्य स्थापन झाल्याचे जाहीर करतील. हा नकाशा निऑलाईनमध्ये बनवला आहे. त्याचबरोबर प्रत्येकी सहा फूट व्यासाचे कित्येक प्रचंड नगारे वाजविण्यात येतील. त्यांना घंटानाद व शहनाईचे सूर यांची साथ राहील. संपूर्ण शहरातील चर्चेस्, मंदिरे यातही शेकडो घंटा वाजविण्यात येतील. शहरातील गिरण्या व कारखाने यांचे भोंगे वाजतील. रेल्वे इंजिने आणि जहाजे शिट्टय़ा वाजवतील, असे या बातमीत म्हटले होते. रामलाल यांच्या शहनाई वादनाने राज्याचा उद्घाटन समारंभास रात्री साडेअकराला प्रारंभ होईल. लता मंगेशकर ज्ञानेश्वरांच्या पयादानातील ओव्या गाऊन दाखवतील, असेही या बातमीत पुढे म्हटले आहे.
याच अंकात ‘नव्या महाराष्ट्राची हाक एकजुटीची’ या शीर्षकाचा अग्रलेख आहे. तर १ एप्रिल १९६० च्या अंकात ‘मुंबई द्विभाषिक विभाजन बिलावर लोकसभेत चर्चा’ अशी बातमी आहे. ‘डांगे व गोरे यांच्यात शाब्दीक झटापट, लो. अणे यांचा विरोध’अशी उपशीर्षकेही या बातमीस आहेत. मुंबई द्विभाषिकाचे विभाजन करुन महाराष्ट्र आणि गुजराथ अशी दोन एकभाषिक राज्ये स्थापन करणारे बिल आज लोकसभेत मांडून गृहमंत्री पं. पंत यांनी हे बिल लोकसभेच्या संयुक्त चिकित्सा समितीकडे पाठविण्याची सूचना केली. समितीने १४ एप्रिल १९६० रोजी आपला अहवाल सादर करायचा आहे, असेही या बातमीत म्हटले आहे.

भारी वाटलं वाचताना… इतिहासामधून चालत असल्या सारखं…
त्या हुतात्म्यांना पुनश्च अभिवादन करून मराठी अभिमान गीत ऐकलं..
शहारे आले एकदम🙂

सुवर्णमहोत्सवी महाराष्ट्र दिन अभिष्टचिंतन!!!

मराठी अभिमान गीत

लाभले आम्हास भाग्य बोलतो मराठी
जाहलो खरेच धन्य ऐकतो मराठी

धर्म पंथ जात एक जाणतो मराठी
एवढ्या जगात माय मानतो मराठी

बोलतो मराठी
ऐकतो मराठी
जाणतो मराठी
मानतो मराठी

आमुच्या मनामनात दंगते मराठी
आमुच्या रगारगात रंगते मराठी

आमुच्या उराउरात स्पंदते मराठी
आमुच्या नसानसात नाचते मराठी

आमुच्या पिलापिलात जन्मते मराठी
आमुच्या लहानग्यात रांगते मराठी
आमुच्या मुलामुलीत खेळते मराठी
आमुच्या घराघरात वाढते मराठी

आमुच्या फुलाफुलात नांदते मराठी
येथल्या कुलाकुलात हासते मराठी
येथल्या दिशादिशात दाटते मराठी
येथल्या नगानगात गर्जते मराठी
येथल्या दरीदरीत हिंडतेमराठी
येथल्या वनावनात गुंजते मराठी

येथल्या तरु-लतात सादते मराठी
येथल्या कळीकळीतलाजते मराठी

येथल्या नभामधून वर्षते मराठी
येथल्या पीकांमधून डोलते मराठी
येथल्या नद्यांमधून वाहते मराठी
येथल्या चराचरात राहते मराठी

लाभले आम्हास भाग्य बोलतो मराठी
जाहलो खरेच धन्य ऐकतो मराठी

बोलतो मराठी
ऐकतो मराठी
जाणतो मराठी
मानतो मराठी

दंगते मराठी
रंगते मराठी
स्पंदते मराठी
वर्षते मराठी

गर्जते मराठी
गर्जते मराठी
गर्जते मराठी

जय महाराष्ट्र!

Importance of local languages for unity and integration of India

“India is perfect example of Unity in diversity” we were taught in school. But recently use of local language especially Marathi was targeted by media and this issue was blown out of proportion.. Since inter state migration has increased many fold, there is need of handling this situation delicately.

In this blog I have expressed my take on this issue, by taking Marathi Language at centre.

First.. some FAQs :p

Q. Why it important to insist for Marathi.. lets all embrace hindi language which is our National language..
A. First of all, Hindi, is not our national language.. all the languages mentioned in Eighth schedule of our constitution are our national languages.
Secondly, India is perfect example of unity in diversity. One of the prominent reason why India could successfully celebrate 50+ years of strong democratic republic (unlike neighbouring countries) was india’s stand on the diversity issue. Right from the time of independence, indians are lawfully allowed to maintain their diversity.. this can be underlined from the fact that india has not accepted any language as their national language also from the different policies such as “Panchsheel”, time and again india has proved herself to be a secular, balanced nation. The point is.. the prominent reason why india could maintain its unity is because diversities are allowed to maintain themselves. Which has worked in India’s favour. Now, if one language/culture becomes threat to other language, resistance is inevitable.

Q. Aren’t we undermining Nationality to Regionalism?
A. Why the hell speaking in Marathi.. or preferring Marathi in her homeland is treated as anti-national. “Me Pratham Bhartiya and ani shvatidekhil Bhartiyach ahe..” this sentence if i speak in hindi.. do i become more indian? Moreover I would say being Indian is my single identity..marathi-ness is imbibed in my culture and in no sense it affects me being indian..

Q. Mumbai is first for Maharashtra vs. Mumbai is first for India?
A. When you are born you become a child of your parents and grand-child of their parents at same instance!!! But if one is speaking of reservations in government jobs then preference should be given to local people.. that’s why 70-30 ratio equation is used since long time.

Regarding mumbai-marathi-maharashtra…
Marathi is not just a language.. marathi is culture.. it is developed by people living in maharastra since decades..and enriched by people coming from different parts of country and world. Some of these people may not speak much in marathi, but still.. they are marathi by nature.. they have marathi culture imbibed in them. Marathi culture, where we have welcomed people from other linguistic region and have accepted them.. Marathi culture where we speak in other language so that it should not be troublesome for other people.. Yes we have accepted people from other linguistic region.. but till what extent..

Constitution has given right to all people to freely roam and start business in any of the region of Indian territory PROVIDED it does not cause problem to the local people. Poor chap comes from some other state and settles down here…accepted.. after him.. he brings 100s of his friends to work here.. accepted.. but because of him.. common local man being thrown out of mumbai..it is unacceptable!

Yes we speak in the language convenient for other people. Even if single person of our group does not understand marathi we start speaking in hindi or english language. Which is fine.. as it is marathi people have rubberacha kanaa.. vaaken pan modnar nahi..dakshinetlya lokansarkha baanaa ithe kuthe! but considering the time spent by non marathi speaking people in maharashtra it is strange they don’t require to learn this language. Here, even ajmal kasab learns marathi without any special need in span of 1 year. and 15 years of domicile is not sufficient to understand marathi.?? it is shame..shame for marathi people.

I remember one incidence. When I was in Delhi, our paperwala came home to ask for monthly payment.. just out of curiosity he asked which state I came from? I replied Maharashtra. He said, “Main 15-20 din raha hoon pune, nasik mein. Bade achchi shahar hai.. log bhi achche hai..”. I replied.. “Kyon bhai.. delhi ke log kya bure hote hai kya?” He said..”nahi nahi, aisee baat toh nahi hai.. par waha khamakha baat baat par koi raste pe maa-bhen ek nahi karta.. yaha par jo dekho woh apni laal karne mein tula hai..baat baat pe gaali galoch shuru kar deta hai..”

The point I want to put here is.. a set of people living in specific region have developed culture of their own. And it works best for their interest. Whenever culture of local people starts being dominated by other culture.. a sense of insecurity among locals prevail. And if not checked in time.. outburst will be seen.

I condemn the marathi saviour approach of some political parties who directly attack people from states like UP and bihar.. but considering the problems faced by metro cities.. like.. providing civil amenities.. water etc. there is urgent need to regularise the flow of migrants. Language was, and still, is a very good regulator.. provided it is used properly. Anything in excess is harmful.. even excess of sugar is responsible for diabetes.. isn’t it?

I don’t want to be anti Hindi.. i believe there is a need for a common language which connects indians as a whole and stands out as language of india. It was really nice to hear “apka swagat hai” from Obama when our PM paid visit to white house. But let hindi be used as a language for connecting people. not a cause for separation. Let language of india be cause of enrichment of different cultures of india and not a cause for destruction of other languages/culture.

Here is simple process I use.

first talk in marathi..
if {other person is marathi.. 90% are chances that he will reply in marathi}
else if {other person responds properly in hindi which means he understands marathi.. speak in marathi.}
else if {other person does not understand marathi… why to make him hostile to new state.. speak in hindi}
then {marathi will be saved as speaking language}

तात्पर्य: अती तेथे माती!

P.S.- First part of this blog is: Congratulations guys.. we are successfully poisoning ‘mai marathi’… You can directly access it at:


Congratulations guys.. we are successfully poisoning ‘mai marathi’…

Congratulations guys.. we are successfully poisoning ‘mai marathi’ and embracing english and hindi successfully.

When I was in school.. I was asked by my parents to give attention in English class. (I took my school education in Marathi medium). Ten years later, I find parents telling their child to concentrate more in Marathi class. They make their child join special tuition for Marathi. I have many of my friends who can speak and understand Marathi very well.. but find it very hard.. and time consuming to read the devnagari script. That’s why I am writing this post in English rather than in Marathi. (will cautiously write in minglish for your convenience). I wonder if last decade of 20th century was sufficient for wiping off Marathi script from the mind of young educated people.

It is well accepted fact that the language used has direct impact on all the dimension of human life. First blow is taken by the art,literature and second by culture. Art and literature is already blown out by english/hindi.. this is seen by closing down of numerous Marathi schools and depleting number of good writers and poets. The superior quality Marathi movies that we are watching these days are made by the last generation of so called Marathi ppl… the people of last decade of 20th century who still think in marathi!

Before english people established their hold on Indian territory.. a british analyser had written a letter to English king; summery of that letter was “indian people are closely knit by their language, if we want to establish control over this vast region we first have to change the thinking of these people by teaching them english”. Thinking responds in action. And this is exactly what has happened. Because of over emphasis on English the convent going school children loose marathi touch right from the Jr. KG. Same thing applies to marathi medium students when he goes to college.

In mumbai local I find the youth reading gujrati newspaper, some tamil, telugu newspaper, or navbharat times.. but a youth reading loksatta, lokmat, sakal, MaTaa..is very difficult to find. That is real pity I must say. Friends ask each other: Tu Times nahi wachat tar kai honar baba tujha... effect: apan times wachaila lagto.. pan times madhye nemka kai wachto/baghto te sugnyaas sangne nako.

I completely agree that, world and national news are very well covered in English paper. But what about the regional news.?? NONE of the english paper gives the balanced views on regional news. And most importantly what about literature and the cultural touch?? Sakal’s Mukhapeeth, Loksatta’s Chaturang etc. these supplements are thousand times better than the BT, PT supplements. Reading or atleast browsing through these paper would suffice. It will keep that marathi-ness in you and marathi thinking alive…but Arey aplyala Marathi mahitach naste kai ahe te tar kashala apulki watel mai baddal tya peksha videshi vaghinach bari..nahika.

The reason why french and german opposed english was that, english is a poor language..German, French were to proud to neglect their own rich language for sake of english. Marathi is also a very rich language.. far rich than english.. but here we find bliss in reading dan brown than Shivaji Sawant. Mrutyunjai, Yayati, Peshwa, Chava etc. reading these books will make you realise the superiority of Marathi. I agree, that not much of new writer are of the calibre to match with those epic writers.. but why would there be any.. when the cream of society.. that is you, is afraid to buy a marathi news paper… mag ashi darjedar lekhak tayar tari kuthun honar? CB chya futkal novel peksha changly novel marathi madhye nahi ka lihita yenar? It is possible.. but for that marathi reading is important.

Ani, Marathi pustak vachave ki nahi, ha tumcha nirnay ahe.. pan pudhchya pidhee la Marathi pasun duravnyacha hakk tumhala koni dila?? At least save it for next generation as a speaking language.

Bottomline.. at least read/browse marathi newspaper.

About Marathi Schools… I opine it is time that all marathi schools of urban areas must be converted to semi english.. In semi-english medium all subjects are taught in marathi medium excluding science and mathematics which are taught in english medium. Teaching science and math in english will keep parents happy that their child will is getting ready for future. (I donno how come these baseless thing affect the fragile mind of parent :p.. I have many friends who speak and are grammatically more correct than those hailing from english medium. and are equally successful career-wise). Teaching marathi of marathi medium will keep its quality intact. Nahitari Shivaji-maharajanchya itihasachi chav english madhun ti kai yenar.. shivaaji chya aivajee shiv-ji mhananari bhasha ti. Nustich shikshit karnyapeksha, mule ‘su’shikshit karne mahatvache aste.. sanskrutiche jaan asnare shikshak asave lagtat..tya sanskruti chi jaan ya matitlya “shaletch” milel.. “school” madhye navhe!

Mala vachvaichi ahe Marathi, karan ya maticha ani majha sambandh ajun tutla nahie.

Mala vachvaichi ahe Marathi, karan hrudayala jaun bhidnari taakat maiboli shivay dusryaat nahi.

Mala vachvaichi ahe Marathi, karan.. karan ti mai aahe majhi.

मराठी भाषा दिन अभिष्टचिंतन!!!

P.S.- Second part of this blog is: Importance of Local Languages for Unity of India. You can directly access it at:


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