Chandigarh, April 28 – Congress Member of Parliament, Mr. Deepender Singh Hooda has strongly advocated for inclusion of Haryanavi language in the 8th Schedule of Constitution.
While participating in the discussion over the issue of inclusion of Garhwali and Kumauni languages raised by Lok Sabha MP Satpal Maharaj for amendment in the Constitution in Parliament late yesterday, Mr. Hooda supported the proposal and said that Haryanvi language should also be included in the 8th Schedule of Constitution. Apart from Haryanvi, he also suggested to protect and promote the languages like Bangru, Bagri, Brij, Mewati, Ahirvati, Deswali so that next generation could acquaint with these languages.
While highlighting the ancient and mythological background of Haryanvi language, Mr. Hooda said that saints, poets and litterateurs like Saint Nischal Das, Garib Das Hariyanvi, Mahakavi Surdas Hariyanvi Brij, Ahmed Baksh, Shankardas Meerut, Pt. Lakhmi Chand, Mange Ram, Mehar Singh, Nand Lal had worked on Haryanvi literature in last 400 years. About four crore people from Haryana and Western UP speak in Haryanvi language, which was also spoken on all the borders of the country as every tenth soldier in the armed forces is from Haryana. He said that Haryanvi is the language of poor, labourers, traders and warriors, which give fragrance of the farms.
Referring his tour to Pakistan, he informed that people of Pakistan had talked to him in Haryanvi language as they knew that he belonged to Haryana. It is wonder that Haryanavi in Haryana, Punjabi in between (Punjab) and then again Haryanvi starts in Pakistan, he said while referring to the language being spoken in Haryana, Punjab and Pakistan. Thus, Haryanvi is also an international language. He also referred to instances in USA, when he used to listen to Haryanvi Ragnis (folk) in his car.
He said that though he is completely support Hindi movement yet there are many words in Haryanvi which could not find in any other language and no person other than Haryanvi could understand this. He strongly advocated preserving the Haryanvi language and its inclusion in the 8th Schedule of Constitution.