Glocal or Global

Read a news that Facebook founder had made a strong pitch in Facebook whose gist is that he favoured of global community without isolation on his 1.9 billion users platform. 

Reading the news I was thinking that he was advocating in favour of his social media business. Some praised on his statement some defy. Some say Globalism is backdated.

After Trump becoming the president of the United States almost all corporate lobby of America start pitching about global, global community and its interest. Is it so? Are they really addressing to the real global community. I have strong doubt, because in this discussion I will highlight on languages, how many mother tongues are used in the countries of the world? We should know it first then we can consider about their real intention of any pitch. Good accomplished words are always not good in real sense if we think in depth. I am not sure how many numbers of mother tongue use in the countries of the world. Here I will refer India’s language – Official and mother tongues because of to understand before shouting global or global community, first need of linguistic connectivity which is deeply related to strong sentiment of a human being.

National language and official language are best understood as two concepts or legal categories with ranges of meaning that may coincide, or may be intentionally separate. Stateless nations are not in the position to legislate an official language, but their languages may be sufficiently distinct and well-preserved to be national languages. Some languages may be recognized popularly as national languages, while others may enjoy official recognition in use and/or promotion.
However, in the Constitution, Hindi was declared as an official language and not a national language. The court in its order said Part VXII of the Constitution deals with Official Language. Under Article 343, official language of the Union has been prescribed, which includes Hindi in Devanagari script and English. 

India has 22 official languages. According to Census of India, the total number of mother tongues spoken in India is 1652. However, only around 150 languages have a sizeable speaking population. The Indian census of 1961 recognised 1,652 different languages in India (including languages not native to the subcontinent).

So, it is a small picture of Glocal community in a country out of 242. And English (US), English (British) can never catch the world community whether the pitch is strong or not. Until and unless the mother tongues will not use and forming small communities in social platform the bigger circle of global community formation would remain a myth.


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