Nashik’s literary encounter ends; Pawar urges people to bring Marathi literature to the next generation
NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday urged people to make efforts to pass Marathi literature on to the next generation and said the state government should undertake a program for the overall growth of the Marathi language. He also said that the idea of ââproviding Marathi education at graduation and postgraduate levels for science and business streams should be considered.
The former Chief Minister of Maharashtra was speaking as the guest of honor at the three-day closing ceremony of the 94th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan (All India Marathi Literary Meet) at Kusumagraj Nagari here. âWe will have to create good human beings and not new generation robots. Therefore, the Marathi mind must be supported and this can only be done with the help of the mother tongue. Marathi speaking people should make efforts to bring Marathi literature to the next generation, âhe said.
“The Marathi language is the pride of the Marathi people. Literators should make efforts to restore Marathi to its glory and politicians should provide the necessary cooperation,” Pawar said while calling on the state government to undertake a program of overall growth of the Marathi language.
On Saturday, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis objected to the name of freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar “absent” from the annual Marathi literary meeting in Nashik. The late ideologue Hindutva was born in Bhagur near Nashik in 1883. Referring to this, Pawar said that although he admires the literary works of Veer Savarkar, the decision to name the place after the famous Marathi poet VV Shirwadkar, popularly known as Kusumagraj, was fair. .
The veteran politician also suggested people use Marathi more on social media platforms. âThe idea of ââproviding Marathi education at the college level – diploma and even post-diploma – in science and business faculties should also be considered. Coherent work is needed to modernize the structure of the textbooks. The language of the common man should be given a place in literature. The desire for a standard language should be abandoned and all dialects should have a place in everyday life as well as in literature, âPawar added.
Retired judge Narendra Chapalgaonkar also called for the need to use Marathi in everyday life. Lamenting that the Marathi in Mumbai speak Hindi, he said: âWe should use our own language. The government has taken the decision to make the Marathi language compulsory in education. Its strict application is necessary.
State Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said: âA pen has great power and if something is wrong, literati should speak out against it. They should come forward to save democracy when efforts to create problems for the Constitution are made. “
During the literary meeting, several resolutions including granting classical language status to Marathi, state government efforts to stop the closure of Marathi schools were passed. A resolution condemning the government of Karnataka for its “ill-treatment” of the Marathi language in that state was also adopted.
-With PTI inputs