The ease with which Pankaj Tripathi delivers conversation demonstrates his knowledge of the language. People who have worked with the actor may attest to the fact that he demands Devanagari scripts be sent to him. Tripathi, who has been outspoken about his affection for the language, was picked to moderate a discussion with lyricist and head of the Central Board of Film Certification Prasoon Joshi yesterday to commemorate Hindi Diwas. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Official Language sponsored the Hindi Diwas Samaroh Second Akhil Bhartiya Rajbhasha Sammelan in Surat.
The discussion focused on how Hindi has changed through the years and how to get young people to learn it. The two also talked about how Hindi phrases in movies are affecting their lexicon. Tripathi found it enjoyable to honour the language and its history. “Hindi is a lovely language with a rich history,” he claims. We should be proud of it as Indians. While learning about western culture is beneficial, it’s also critical to be familiar with one’s own culture, history, and language. You can clearly distinguish between the language used in the past and the present in our films as well. Mahesh Manjrekar and Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi also came to the occasion.