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 providing 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 main guest at the closing ceremony of the 94th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan (All India Marathi Literary Meeting) at Kusumagraj Nagari here.
“We will need to create good human beings, not next-generation robots. Therefore, the Marathi mind must be taken care of and this can only be done with the help of the native language. For this, people speaking Marathi should make efforts to pass on Marathi literature to the next generation, ” he said.
The Marathi language is the pride of the Marathi people. Literators should make efforts to make Marathi its glory and politicians should provide the necessary cooperation, ” Pawar said while calling on the state government to undertake a program for the overall growth of the Marathi language.
On Saturday, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis objected to the name of freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar “missing” 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. The idea of providing Marathi education at the college level – upon graduation and even after graduation – in science and business schools should also be considered. Coherent work is needed to modernize the structure of the textbooks. The language of the common man should have a place in literature. The craving for a standard language should be abandoned and all dialects should have a place in everyday life as well as in literature, ” Pawar added. Retired judge Narendra Chapalgaonkar also called for the need to use Marathi in everyday life.
Lamenting that the Marathi people in Mumbai speak Hindi, he said: “We should use our own language. The government has taken the decision to make the Marathi language compulsory in education. Its strict implementation is necessary. ” State Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said: “ A pen has great power and if something is wrong, literati should raise their voices against it. They should come forward to save democracy when efforts to create problems for the Constitution are made. were adopted. A resolution condemning the government of Karnataka for its “ill-treatment” of the Marathi language in that state was also adopted.
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