New Delhi: In a bizarre yet well-thought out decision Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to include the Lover’s lingo “Aww mela sonu baby” as 3rd compulsory language in exam syllabus from next year. Until now CBSE was giving students a choice of choosing only two language courses compulsorily out of below set of languages:
Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Marathi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Lepcha, Limbu, Bhutia, Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, French, German. Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Nepali, Tibetan and Mizo
But now Lover’s lingo would be a part of the above list and it would be a compulsory 3rd language.
While this news has shocked parents and coaching centre owners, students all over India are welcoming this move. Jasmine “Jazz” Kamboj a class 9th student at Green-Oranges Public School (GPS) Noida celebrated this news with her friends at a nearby Coffee Shop. She dismissed parents’ concerns over this news and said, “Why should parents be concerned ya? I can bet even they talked like this when they were our age. Lover’s lingo has been there since ages ya. You can listen to it in college canteens, McDonalds, CCDs, everywhere. School kids all over the country are majorly conversing with their soulmates in this lingo. One statistic even says that approx 30 lakh kids and adults in India speak this language. That’s a huge number. And I can bet all school kids from class 4th to class 12th use it regularly. The other day I even saw a Lower KG kid talking to her BF (in Upper KG) in this lingo. She was saying “Aww mela baby ne duddu peeke susu kiya kya?”
“And I will take my personal example. When I ask my boyfriend “Aww mela baby chunnu munnu golu, I want 3000 bucks to buy the new sharara I saw online”, he can’t just say NO. It’s such a powerful dialect which ties soulmates such as us together. And since it’s such an important part of our lives, it should be a part of our studies too. What’s the big deal?” Jazz unequivocally asked.
Celebrity coaching-center evangelist and entrepreneur Samarth Bhasin, who made it to Forbes list of fastest millionaires, last year, rubbished this decision as an immature step, “You know what? I don’t care about what students feel or if they pass or fail in this subject. It’s a matter of usool and adarsh (principles and ideals). If CBSE has to introduce an entirely new language they should give us coaching institutes at least 3 years to prepare our teaching staff, course material and educational packages. Hence this new shonu-monu language should be introduced no earlier than 2019 board exams.”
“And I am not at all against this lingo being introduced as a compulsory linguistic subject. I agree it is essential for our kids to master this lingo. Infact whenever I talk to my wife over phone I also have to refer to her as “mela cutu pie kitti bacha”, or she doesn’t talk at all and disconnects the call. But that is a personal matter. CBSE should understand that such sudden decisions hurt our revenues. Hum gareebon ke pet pe laat mat maariye sahab”.
While it is expected that in next few months thousands of Public Interest Litigation applications would be filed in country’s courts both against and in favor of this move by CBSE, but this step has already stirred a hornet’s nest on country’s social media platforms.
A fresh Facebook page “Aww mela sonu CBSE” has already published 18 jokes and caricatures related to CBSE, lover’s lingo and exams in past 24 hours and has reached 13 thousand Facebook likes since then. Twitter reaction to this news has been limited wherein the hashtag #MelaBabyOfficial trended for a few hours and then vanished. Twitter users apparently are currently dealing with other major social and political issues of national importance.