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जब तक भारत देश का राजकाज अपनी ही भाषा में नहीं चलेगा तब तक हम सभी यह नहीं कह सकते कि भारत देश में स्वराज है। – मोरारजी देसाई

“જ્યાં સુધી સર્વે ભાષાઓના જેવી ગુજરાતી ભાષા કવિતારૂપી અલંકારો વડે શણગારાય નહીં, ત્યાં સુધી મારે પાઘડી ન પહેરવી” – પ્રેમાનંદ

According to a Collins dictionary language is a system of communication that consists of a set of sounds and written symbols that are used by the people of a particular country or region for talking or writing. While linguistic is the scientific study of language.

For describing our thoughts to another person we use language. In simple terms language is a combination of sentences. We use sentences to display our thoughts. Sentences are made of words, and words are made up of sounds each small sound creates a different word. The sound we make is the process of movement of our tongue, teeth, tonsil, palate, etc. which creates rhythm and combinations. Which makes sense in another person’s mind. When it comes to the writings we assign symbols to the sounds and it becomes word, sentence and finally language.

In the world, there are approximately 6500 languages, but here in India, we are having 780 languages which are second-highest after Papua New Guinea (839). India is a diverse country with two official languages namely Hindi in Devnagri script and English in Roman script. There are also various official languages at the state/UTs level like Gujarati is the official language in the state of Gujarat, as well as an official language in the UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. The surprising fact is that there is no national language in India. The reorganization of the states on the basis of languages is also against the unity in the diversity principle of the culture of India.

In the field of management we have to face many people from different languages. Even if there are variations in the Gujarati language. There may be different accents different pronunciations, the problem is that we have learned all the concepts of management either marketing, finance, or HR in English and when it came to practical implementation we have to deal with regional languages. Even we can’t find a proper Gujarati term for “finance” and “marketing”. The option to this problem which I can see is to be a polyglot, what is polyglot? Let’s make it simple i.e. multilingual. Jacqueline Fernandez, Asin, Kamal Haasan, Shilpa Shetty, Prakash Raj, and Dilip Kumar are the examples of hyper polyglots of India. And you know the reason why? In the present era, you must be multilingual, you must be known to the regional language of the states besides Hindi and English. The curriculum of rural management can’t be studied in only English because we know that it is near to impossible to find a person from rural areas to be fluent in English than how can we execute the rural development programs?

We have to train our mind to be multilingual and adopt the techniques which help us to improve our linguistic abilities, we watch movies in Hindi, studies our courses in English and talk in Gujarati, we have to shuffle our habits i.e. watch movies in English, talk in English and Hindi, but we have to study in English but also try to convert the concepts in regional language. The language is not only about reading, writing, and speaking, the most important thing is understanding. Train your mind in understanding which also improves your analytical and reasoning abilities. The language management is the new discipline which must be included in our curriculum.

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SUHAAG MAHERIA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

R. B. INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES