Saturday, September 18, 2010

"The plight of Marathi manoos in Maharashtra"

"Bahu asot sundar sampannachi mahaan,
Priya amucha ek Maharashtra desh haa!!"
This is the song which runs in the blood of every Marathi, the song which makes us proud that we belong to the same maati to which greats like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Lokmanya Tilak, Dadasaheb Phalke and many more belonged.
I need not give any clarification that Marathi manoos has always fought for its pride, in fact we defined marathi manoos as "moden pan vaknar nahi"(one who will die but wont surrender to the enemies).
But its sorry to see the current plight of the Marathi Manoos in his own home Maharashtra. Its like Sachin Tendulkar getting a duck in a match at Mumbai or the Gandhi family being insulted in Congress!! I myself being a Maharashtrian I would like to give you an idea about what our problems actually are:
Lets start with a simple example.
Imagine you are the only child in your family,being brought up happily until one day when a stranger comes to your house,takes the place you deserve and becomes the favorite with your family and you are totally neglected and looked down upon.
Got a heart breaking feeling?? That's what the Marathi Manoos is going through.
I feel that the Marathi Manoos is not getting his rightful place in Maharashtra,the place the position which is his birthright. The North Indians have encroached not only upon the lands in Mumbai but also our lives. I once read a hoarding on a road on my way to Delhi via Uttar Pradesh. It read "Hum do humare do, teesra hua toh mumbai bhej do". I was deeply hurt by this statement, these people feel that Mumbai is their heir but I would like to tell them one thing "Kontyahi bhumivar pahila hakk bhumiputranchach asto!!"(Every man has the first right on his birthland, accordingly we Maharashtrians should get the upper hand in each and every decision or rights in Maharashtra).
These people(including politicians) say that Marathis are bias towards them which is totally unconstitutional. My answer to it is " Why couldn't you develop your state to that extent that you would be the no.1 now and the people would not feel to migrate to our state??" I know that they wont have an answer to that.
I have no complaints with Bengalis or South Indians or Gujaratis because my friends who belong to this category say that they are proud to be Maharashtrians and are supporting the Marathi manoos to get its deserving place. I even thank the Tamil tribune for their consideration of our problem through their article
But I see a ray of hope now that the Maharashtra of tomorrow will have the Marathi manoos leading on all fronts with a pride and a bright smile of satisfaction on his face of getting his rightful deserving place. All thanks to the people who are working for it.
So my appeal to all my loving marathi bandhus:"Chala parat marathyancha zenda unchavuya ani parat mhanuya Marathi paool padte pudhe" And coax me to change the name "the plight of Marathi manoos" to "Flight of Marathi manoos".
Jai Hind Jai Maharashta!!!