Thousands are calling for the official status of the Rajasthani language
‘Rajasthani Maange Rajbhasa’ has been trending on Twitter for the past three days and thousands have been asking for recognition of the Rajasthani language.
On Monday, thousands of youths gathered in Jaipur and took a candle march to seek recognition for Rajasthani as an official language in the state. The youths gathered at the Shaheed Smarak on the day of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas and appealed to the state government to announce Rajasthani as the official language of the state.
National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) president Abhishek Choudhary, former student union president Ravindra Singh Bhati, JNVU student union leader Arvind Singh Bhati, along with other student leaders, along with other student leaders took the candle march out of Shahid Smarak.
An agitation, ‘Hello Mayad Bhasha Rau’ was started by the Rajasthani Yuva Samiti seeking official status for the Rajasthani language. The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas were chosen by the Rajasthani Yuva Samiti as they received the support of NRIs all over the world.
The Samiti had started this movement on Twitter and soon it became one of the top trends on the social media platform.
Rajveer Singh Chalkoi, National Adviser, Rajasthani Yuva Samiti, said the team has been actively touring all over Rajasthan in recent months and reaching out to the youths for the official recognition of the Rajasthani language, and its effect is now visible now that young people have started writing songs, plays, poems etc. in Rajasthani in their own way.
They do not hesitate to speak Rajasthani on stage, Chalkoi said.
Shubham Rewar of Rajasthani Yuva Samiti’s Jaipur team said that if the Rajasthani language is not given the status of a state language, the people of the state will launch an agitation.
The Samiti have made it clear from their official statement that if the government does not understand in time, the young people will go on a hunger strike. Earlier, during the Manak Alankaran event in Jodhpur, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had confirmed that he will meet the Rajasthani Yuva Samiti after the Gujarat elections and discuss what he can do in this matter. Hence, the youth from all over Rajasthan gathered in Jaipur to remind the chief minister of the promise he had made.
Rajasthani Yuva Samiti’s political adviser, Rohan Rewar, said that if the government does not invite the Samiti to a meeting before January 23, the youth of all Rajasthan will act in full force.
It should be mentioned here that the meeting of the Rajasthan Assembly will commence on 23rd January. Based on Article 345, the state government can make a law and give Rajasthani an official status.
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