Hindi first: Krishna Bharadwaj
Most of us lack the knowledge of Devanagari script. Most of the time we get our scripts in English. I guess we can encourage Hindi by giving the scripts to the actors in Hindi. I am fortunate enough that in Tenali Rama we get our scripts in Hindi. I think we can also encourage Hindi by giving title and end credits of films in Hindi.
Equal importance: Shruti Seth
Hindi is our national language and I think every child must be encouraged to know it as well as they know English. Parents and teachers should inculcate the habit of speaking in Hindi in children. Also, we must teach children how to read Devanagari script.
Profound language: Manav Gohil
Hindi is the core of our culture and literature. While India is getting closer to western culture, there should be pride within each one of us that ‘I can speak Hindi’. Hindi is a very profound language. And I think no one should be ashamed to speak Hindi. In fact, in my show, Tenali Rama, I speak only in shudh Hindi and to be honest, I didn’t know certain words!
Due respect: H. Kuwajerwala
If it would not have been for Hindi, I would have not been working in this industry. People are moving towards the trend of learning multiple languages and are more inclined towards English, but it’s the responsibility of each and every individual to ensure that our national language is respected.
Encourage children: Soumya Tandon
Though our national language is Hindi, its usage is fast-diminishing in the modern world. For example, the scripts of TV serials and movies are not written in Devanagari script anymore. In fact, in metro cities too we mainly communicate in English language. Moreover, in book stores as well, Hindi books are not available anymore.