India is the land of billions of people who live unitedly and respect each other’s faiths, religions, customs and traditions since generations. It is the land where thousands of Gods and Goddesses are worshipped. A country where most festivals are celebrated as a universal festival. A country where sanskriti, values, tehzeeb are inculcated in every family and passed on to generations. With such good value systems in place, why have gaalis become a part of the language and eating up the core values like termites feeding on wooden furniture which once was sturdy and aesthetically beautiful? Gaalis are the blot on one’s core sanskriti. They are like tumours slowly affecting the entire other healthy aspects of families. Even one member who uses gaalis in the family eventually influences others to use it even without realising its repercussions. The youngest members are easy preys and so are the women members who are abused verbally very often. So isn’t this an alarming epidemic that’s slowly plaguing our value systems and crippling it beyond repair? As modern India, the country is progressing beyond compare but are we progressing spiritually and in moral values? Are we respecting our sanskriti and language the way it needs to be respected?
The answer is with each and every one of us and so is the solution. It’s time to set an alarm clock in our minds and every time we feel frustrated and try to depend on curse words to vent out our angst, let our biological alarm buzz and remind us to refrain from using gaalis for our posterity’s sake.
Over to you now! It’s time to inspire others and as responsible citizens, work towards making India Gaali Free.
Learn more about this initiative on www.gaalifreeindia.org. Be a Gaali Free Ambassador! Pledge to never use gaalis in front of children, at work, with friend, at home or in your surroundings. Respect your language and pass on the rich language heritage to your posterity that’s devoid of the filth of gaalis! Do it for your children’s sake!
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