Monday, 23 November 2015

Open Letter To The Chief Minister Punjab, Pakistan To Implant Punjabi Language.

The Honorable Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif
Chief Minister of Punjab
Chief Minister House, Lahore
Punjab, Pakistan.

Subject: Request to implant the Punjabi Language as an Educational and Official Language of Punjab.

Honorable Chief Minister of Punjab,

It is the command of God that; We sent not an apostle except (to teach) in the language of his (own) people, in order to make (things) clear to them. (14-4)

By avoiding Punjabi language.
By disowning Punjabi culture.
By ignoring Punjabi traditions.

Punjabis are wasting their time.
Punjabis spoiled their personal life.
Punjabis are spoiling their social life.
Punjabis will spoil the future of their kids.

Punjabis don't know the real power of Punjabi.
Punjabis do not know the reality of Punjabi that;
Punjabis are the largest ethnic group in Pakistan.
Punjabi nation is the 9th biggest nation of the world.
Punjabi nation is the 3rd biggest nation of the South Asia.
Punjabi Muslims are the 3rd largest ethnic Muslim community in the World.

It is all, due to not providing the right of education in the mother language of Punjabi people and not declaring the Punjabi as an official language of Punjab.

Punjabi language has emerged as an independent language in the 12th century. Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar is generally recognized as the first major poet of the Punjabi language. Revered by Muslims, he is considered one of the fifteen Sikh bhagats and selections from his work are included in the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh sacred scripture.

As the Punjabi language is groomed by the Sufi saints Baba Farid, Baba Nanak, Shah Hussain, Sultan Bahu, Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah, Khwaja Ghulam Farid, Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, therefore, Punjabi language has a spiritual background. Because of that, the Punjabi language has a potential for wisdom related inventions and intellects to develop a moral character for the good deeds of life and spiritual development for the life of the hereafter.

Punjabi language is an older language than Urdu and has a richer cultural and spiritual asset as compared to Urdu. Urdu as a language was created in 1800 CE after establishing the Fort William College in Calcutta by the British East India Company. After invading Punjab in 1849, Britishers planted the Urdu and Hindi in United Punjab for their political pity interests to divide the Punjabi nation by diverting the Muslim Punjabis towards Urdu language, Hindu Punjabis towards Hindi language and retaining the Punjabi language for Sikh Punjabis. Hence Urdu became a virus in the cultural and spiritual grooming of Muslim Punjabis.

Honorable Chief Minister of Punjab, If we start speaking other languages and forget our own, we would not be we, we would be clones of an alien people; we would be aliens to ourselves" UNESCO, 1958.

For skill related inventions and intellects, usually, international Lingua-Franca plays an essential role, whereas, for wisdom related inventions and intellects, spiritually rich language is of vital importance, especially if it is your mother language. Therefore, it is in the best interest of Punjabis to adopt the English as an international Lingua-Franca and Punjabi as their national language.

Honorable Chief Minister of Punjab, Punjabi is an actual, original and potential language of Punjab and Punjabi nation. A language groomed, patronized, propagated by the “Sufi Saints of Punjab”.

Honorable Chief Minister of Punjab, you are requested to take an earnest action to implant the Punjabi language as an educational language of Punjab to enhance the literacy rate in Punjab by providing the educational facility in the mother language of the people of Punjab.

Honorable Chief Minister of Punjab, you are requested to take an earnest action to implant the Punjabi language as an official language of Punjab to facilitate the people of Punjab in official dealing with the government departments of Punjab by providing the communication and correspondence facility in the mother language of the people of Punjab.

With Respect and Regards,

Shahbaz Arain

Lahore, Pakistan