MonthMarch 2008

Language for language ?

A friend of mine raised a concern that when you are promoting Punjabi language and culture why the language used is English ? It should also be Punjabi. Well I fully agree to the fact. If we are promoting Punjabi, the very first thing is that the language used for that promotion campaign has to be Punjabi. No second thought here.

Now another thing that bugs me a bit is that some percentage of Punjabi people (pretty good portion, I guess) cannot read Gurmukhi (That is why I am writing this post in English). So if we write in Gurmukhi aren’t we missing them as a target of our message ? They won’t be interested in trying to read this.

So is this a trade off ?

What is your say ?

How we should do it ?

kujh swaal…

bahut wari, alag alag lokan naal punjabi bhasha te culture baare aksar meri gal hundi rehndi hai par aam ja jawab eh hunda “ki hunda ? punjabi chal te rahi hai” ehda ki matlab hai ? ki asi enne ujjad haan ? ya sanu kuch sikhaya hi nahi gia ? k culture warge vishe tak sadi soch hi nahi paunchdi…aksar mein sochda hunna es cheez baare te kuch swaal dimag ch aaunde ne:

  1. sade ghar ch akhbar kihda lagia hai ? angreji, punjabi ya hindi ? main ethe dharam di gal bilkul nai karni chaunda kyoki eh blog sirf culture di gal karan lai hai par ik gal main jaroor kehni chahunga. kuch lok kehnde ne k punjabi sirf sikhan di boli hai…non-sikhan di boli te hindi hai. te ik hor gal shayad tusi dekhi hove main aj tak kise non-sikh de ghar punjabi da akhbar nai dekhia…(bahute honge…par main aam jehi gal kar riha) ehda ki kaaran hai….fer te eh gal sach ho gai na ?
  2. jado tusi kade safar karde ho…bus ch ya train ch…raste ch banda akhbar jaroor khareed-da..kinne wari tusi punjabi da akhbar lai k parde ho ?
  3. kinne wari tusi koi punjabi da novel/kahani book khreed k padi hai…te us to b waddi gal…tuhanu kinne k punjabi lekhakan de naam pata ne…kaun changa kaun mada likhda….kise b cheez da kinna k gyan hai ?
  4. aj kal te main eh b sunda k mata pita bachian nu punjabi bolan ton rokde ne ? ehda ki karan hai ?
  5. kinne wari tusi ghar ch kathe baith k punjabi TV channel dekhde ho ? mannian sare channels te koi enne wadia program na b aaunde hon…par eh khiyal kinne wari aya hai k main punjabi haan te punjabi da kuch dekhan ?
  6. tuhade ghar ch punjabi diyan kinnian k cassetes & CDs ne ?
  7. aj kal bahut sarian punjabi filman a rahian ne…tusi uhna cho kinnian dekhian ne ?
  8. kinni wari tuhanu eh khiyal aaunda hai k main punjabi haan te mainu punjabi lai kuch karna chahida hai. matlab kinni wari eh ehsaas hoya hai k eh jo raula hai punjabi culture alop hon da…eho ji koi cheez hai b te sanu kuch karan di lod hai…

main umeed karda k jo b sajjan eh post pad riha hai ehna swalan bare jaroor sochuga…te je zyada jawab na ch a rahe ne te kuch efforts b karuga….

Meri Maa Boli Punjabi !!!

“waris bulle shah hussain jehe hashim kadar yara,
ghar ghar vich tenu adab bakhshiya shayera te fankara,
san santali(1947) vich hoya adrang tenu,
pher na hoi tu pabba bhaar ni !
punjabiye jubane ni rakane mere desh diye.

be-adabaan be-kadran ne kad kadar kise di payi,
apni maan nu nangiyan kar ke lag paye khan kamai,
puttan nu pada ke angrezi kaide asi,
teri chikha kari bethe haan tayar ni !
punjabiye jubane ni rakane mere desh diye.”

Haan dosto main gal kar reha haan apni maa boli punjabi di. Shayad ajj kal kuj lok ase vi ne jo punjabi nu apni maa boli kehan to parhez karde ne. Socho eho jeha banda ki waqar rakhda hai jo duniya sahmne apni maa nu pechanan to inkar kar deve. Apa bahut wari ehna galan da vichar karke chad dine haan, us vichar nu agge nahi wadonde. Dosto es blog da mantav ehi hai ki apa apni punjabi nu ucha chakan te esdi be-adabi nu rokan layi sare punjabi te non-punjabi bharawa nu jagruk kariye.

Gal karde haan ohna punjabi loka di jehre ajj kal apne bacheya nu punjabi bolan to rokde ne. Ohna da sochna hai ki punjabi bolan naal ohna da “standard down” ho janda hai. Punjabi ohna de rah da ik roda(hurdle) hai jo ohna nu taraki karan to rokda hai. Ohna nu public thavan te punjabi boldeya sharam aundi hai. Socho us maa bare jis nu ohde apne bache sariyan sahme pechanan ton naa kar den. Us maa da dil tan chiro chir ho janda houu. Ehi haal ajj kal Punjabi da ho reha hai. Eh lok shayad eh bhul gaye han ki apniya jada(roots) ton door reh ke butta(plant) suk janda hai. Apne sabyachar(culture) to door reh ke eh lok jada peedeeya(generations) taraki nahi kar sakde.

Dosto main eh ni kehnda ki sanu doosriya bhashavan(languages) sikhniya ni chahidiyan. Sagon taraki karan layi sanu apne ass pass de culture bare pata hona vi bahut jaroori hai. Par eh sab karde apni maa boli to munh nahi modna chahida. Nahi tan dosto kade ajeha sama vi ayega jado asi na edhar de te na odhar de rahan ge.

Dosto punjabi sirf ajj kal de remix ate hip hop punjabi ganiya vich hi seemat nahi hai. Esda asli roop samajan layi sanu esda sahit(literature) padna bahut jaroori hai. Kise vi koum ate sabyachar(culture) di taraki vich usde sahitkar(writers) bahut wada hisa paunde ne. Par dosto eh soch ke dekho ki tusi pichle kuj samhe vich kina ku punjabi sahit padya hai. Tusi kine ku change punjabi sahitkara nu jande ho? Eh gal dhoongayi naal sochan wali hai. Khas karke appa pade likhe punjabi! Appa kade apne doosre punjabi dostan nu punjabi kitaab padan layi prerit(inspire) nahi karde. Ethon tak ki appa nu bahutiyan punjabi kitaaba di jankari vi nahi hundi. Dosto es vich dosh apna vi hai te apne pratinidhiya(leaders) da vi hai. Sarkar walo vi koi khas koshish nahi kiti jandi loka nu punjabi sahit bare jagruk karan di. Par dosto appa apne walon tan eh koshish shuru kar sakde haan. Tan agli wari apne dost nu koi english novel di jagah koi wadia punjabi kitaab padan layi prerit(inspire) karna.

Dosto es blog da mantav kise doosri bhasha(language) di burayi karna nahi hai. Balki apni maa boli punjabi nu ucha chakna hai. Aoo sare ralke es nek kam vich apna hisa payiye. Apne vichar ate wadia wadia rachnava(writings) es blog te sanje kariye. Dosto koshish eh rahe ki apne vichar dharmik ate rajnitik taur te kise de virood na hove. Aoo sare UNESCO di punjabi de 50 sala vich khatam hon di report nu jhutheya kariye.

Punjabiat Zindabaad !! Rab kare ki Punjabi hamesha chardi kala vich rehe !

suna hai log use aankh bhar ke dekhte hain…

A gem by Ahmed Faraz, in his own voice…

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3qy6hAhbc8]

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