Learning of Hindi continues to be considered less important as all the knowledge of Science and Technology, business and administration is available mostly in English. Hindi has not been able to replace English even after more than sixty years of our Independence. English is gaining more and more importance even in Northern India especially in big cities like Delhi. Speaking of Hindi in public places, offices, schools and colleges is considered to be a sign of low status.
There is a need to discourage this trend if we are keen that the status of Hindi has to be raised. Hindi has to be given its due honour, and then only can we retain its national character. We should promote it in our official usage. We should make use of it more and more, officially and unofficially. In the first instance we can restrict the use of English in correspondence, speech and records in Government offices, courts and parliamentary affairs. Instead, it is observed that English has almost totally replaced Hindi in offices, courts and parliament.
There is no doubt that the international importance of English compels us to learn it vigorously for the international interaction but it has to stop somewhere. Care has to be taken that our future generations would also learn Hindi as it is felt that if the present trend continues Hindi will fail to gain a pride of place in society. It will be pushed to back seat. It will be reduced to become the language of the poor and the lowly People and only restricted within the confines of libraries and museums.
As such, we have to take steps to save our national language. It is our responsibility to restore it a place of importance. There are schools where Hindi is not taught at all. Every parent takes pride to let his child start speaking English before Hindi. We will have to make Hindi simpler and free it from difficult sanskritised versions. Some incentives to students standing out exclusively in Hindi have also to be introduced so as to promote Hindi. Otherwise we will have to see the extinct of Hindi in its own land, that is, Hindustan.