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Monday, May 10, 2010

loving one's language and concept of mother's day

Dear (s)

There was some significance attached to 9th May 2010.   Aping Western culture, this day was sought to be celebrated as ‘Mother’s day’. Ascribing importance and significance to a day – attaching it to honouring  Mother is nothing wrong from one perspective. In another,  it is simply commercial exploitation of sentiments. Mother’s day is celebrated in various parts of the World on different days – though many countries celebrate it on the Second Sunday of May (9th May happened to be one)

In US, read that Mother’s day is an annual holiday that recognises mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society. Anna Jarvis of West Virginia is credited to founding this concept in USA.

A part of India also follows the footstep. Some send gifts to their mother and send greeting cards to them. Whilst an individual’s way of celebration need not be commented upon, it is alien to our culture where we always respect Mother and most of us live united with our parents taking care of all their needs throughout the year and there is no show required on a given day.

Tamil literature is replete with respect and passion for one’s mother, mother language and mother country. Here is how Avvaiyar starts her ‘Kondrai venthan’.

Of late have been testing my skills in Tamil and understood that the basic foundation is not all that good. I have tried to refresh the basic of the language and its grammar, which is called very tough. Please do read my post below on tamil grammar and learning tamil.

Happy reading and look forward to your response.

Regards – Sampathkumar S

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