Emarald Bhojan Hariharan is known to me through the interaction we have had , over the years, on the websites on BADAGA. Incisive, educative and the welfare of Badaga on top of all – are the hall marks of this young but wise ‘businessman’ Badaga. It is always a pleasure to receive his, true Badaga ,letters expressing rare but true analysis on many subjects.
It is my pleasure to publish his letter /comments of 19-11-12. – Wg Cdr JP [ps: I am wring a separate post on the topic – Badaga Script – very soon]
Dear JP Anna,
Pleasure giving my opinions in your website, as always.
I had met Mr.Yogesh Raj of Kadasoley Village (Near Thalakundha) about a month ago and come to understand that he had researched for close to 4 decades and arrived at a script for our Badugu language. Showing a keen interest in understanding the script, I was pleasantly surprised to attend the first official classroom session on Nov 4th, 2012 at Coimbatore organised by an upcoming Badugu Welfare Society headed by Mr.Singhan Sathu of Godalatty Village.
The script is quite unique and able to address all forms of phonology and pronounciations in our mother tongue Badugu. It will be my greatest pleasure to introduce this great man to another great man (you!) and take pleasure in seeing two individuals whom i admire a lot interact with each other. I was always searching for a mission to contribute to our community. I finally have one, to take all efforts to help this beautifully crafted and synthesized Badugu script reach as many people as possible in my lifetime.
Tales of Ari Gowder are profound in the Badugu country, my paternal grandmother, all of 98 and living with me has told quite tales of the …of the great man’s deeds. Every time I cross the Ari Gowder bridge separating TN and Karnataka on the way to Mysore, I smile unto myself looking at his name engraved atop the bridge. Those are happy moments in my life. In the recent past, our community is slowly moving away from the basic tenets which made us live as one, our honesty, sincerity, love and respect for fellow human beings.
In the rat race of life, I am worried about where we are heading in the future.
As a responsible son of the Badugunadu soil, I am looking upon your goodself to promote our Badugu script which will help us all feel proud and unite us one, bringing us many tangible and intangible benefits along the way.
Kethorai Rajamma, the well known KV teacher who is responsible for shaping many a young mind with positive changes writes :
The fine letter ,drafted so beautifully, speaks volumes. It carries loads of concern towards our community and our fellow beings. I too had felt.. Of late we are running on our toes not knowing our destination. Changes are inevitable..
“One who changes with the change, survives..
One who changes after the change, succeeds..
One who causes the change, leads….”
JP, your effort for positive changes is sparkling..Let us look forward for the amazing results…