“அச்சம் தவிர் நய்யப் புடை
மானம் போற்று ரவுத்திரம் பழகு
ஆண்மை தவறேல் தாழ்ந்து நடவேல்
சூரரை போற்று தீயோர்க்கு அஞ்சேல்
ஓய்தல் ஒழி நேர்பட பேசு
தாழ்ந்து நடவேல் சாவதற்கு அஞ்சேல்
காலம் அழியேல் கீழோர்க்கு அஞ்சேல்
போர் தொழில் பழகு தோல்வியில் கலங்கேல்
புதியன விரும்பு வீரியம் பெருக்கு
கெடுப்பது சோர்வு உண்மைக்கு அஞ்சேல்
வெடிப்பற பேசு நன்று கருது
வவ்வுதல் நீக்கு தவத்தினை நிரப்பு நீ
கற்றது ஒழுகு கைத்தொழில் போற்று
சேர்க்கை அழியேல் பேய்களுக்கு அஞ்சேல்
ஞாயிறு போற்று மந்திரம் வலிமை
சவுரியம் தகுமே எல்லாம் மெய் செய்
நாள் எல்லாம் மெய் செய்”
I would have deleted the first line to start this blog a hundreds of times and still got nothing that would match with the rage of the Tamizhans against PETA in India. Actually, we are not against PETA in India but we are strong as iron in heart and mind to not let PETA take our culture of JALLIKATTU back with them.
Instead of starting up the blood topic that have all my support with Tamizh spirit in a foreign language I wanted it to start like this in a Tamizh way, a Tamizhan way, a Tamizhachi way.
These lyrics by Mahakavi Bharathiyar stirred my blood and gave me the courage to strike the real hard in this issue that united every TAMIZH who resides in every nook and corner of the world. Translating the above lyrics in “THE TAMIZH” to English…
“Don’t be afraid, Strike hard
Keep up your esteem, practice anger
Do not lose manliness, don’t lose dignity
Praise talented persons, don’t be afraid of evil
Do not rest, talk straight
Do not lose dignity, don’t be afraid of death
Do not waste time, don’t be afraid of less dignified people
Practice warfare, don’t regret for failures
Welcome new things, increase virility
Avoid fatigues, don’t be afraid of truth
Speak with clarity,think good
Avoid desirableness for material things, practice penance
Practice what you learn, do manual work
Know your association, don’t be afraid of ghosts
Praise the Sun, mantra gives strength
valor is good, do what is right.”
Where did the TamilNadu government go? Where is the sign of the Central government? What the heck is the ministry doing? We are getting barred everywhere we approach. Is the government doing fair by maintaining continuous silence throughout, towards the most typical issue of the pure Tamil culture and the inevitable feelings of every Tamizhan around the world?
As we get busy with works, as days and time passes we tend to forget about our culture, our history and we only stay focused on working for the foreign lands and started to forget our Motherland. There are still many people around who don’t will to join the protest talking about not completing their projects which they wanna deploy after a week. Work and career is important, I agree. But what about our identity? People started to spend maximum of their time caring for something unknown and finally have no time for self and their society. Is that why the corporate provide them pocket and account full?
Why can’t the Corporate people take part in it when they can post and tweet on their wall on supporting Jallikattu, but why can’t they come out and stand for the real protest?
While I asked the same question to myself, I decided that there would be no use of just blogging and drawing on supporting Jallikattu but I should be there taking part in the protest against PETA and do my part best as a Tamizhachi and then start talking about it.
There is no place for the word “SAVING” in Jallikattu. We are going to have Jallikattu no matter if the bloody government ban it or not. Have any people who talk against Jallikattu seen the real live Jallikattu? Is PETA really taking its shot for saving animals against cruelty or did it damn join hands with the corporate for such shitty business stuffs?
There is no use blaming the corporate, it’s us who gave place for such things to take place in our Country. When the Corporate advertised not to use salt for brushing, we abandoned it and again when the Corporate said Salt is good for gums we started using it. Which clearly shows we people never wanted to be our self with our own culture and needs. We had always aimed for the glittering fantasy which doesn’t exist or belonged to us.
Whatever be the past it’s time we analyse and know the current situation we are in.
I respect and salute the young power of thousands of man and woman who are standing and protesting against PETA for saving our JALLIKATTU without minding the climate and power of government that is shown against us but supposed to be supporting us, our feelings. It’s just because of the thousands who are around there in different parts of Tamilnadu taking part in the protest and lakhs who show their protest through different form of arts from different parts of the world.
The situation would be perfectly structured if some girls out there complaining “Why should only boys have all the fun?” have come out and stood with us in the protest in the possible ways of any possible forms. Cut off that part of only talking about feminism and start being a feminist. Feminism doesn’t only applies for equal salary, equal designation, treating equal, dressing independence, respect in society or against male dominance. If we want to be respected, we want to be respectful. Take up the weapon, girls! Our presence in such protest is the best weapon the state would have in support for itself.
There should never occur a situation where we native people put all our self into the situation we are currently in. We are fighting to get our culture back. Isn’t it a shame fighting for sustaining our own culture which we follow for thousands and thousands of years in our own motherland against some foreign agent called PETA which just emerged in India? Isn’t it a shame to know neither our state government nor our central government cares about our emotion that is deep attached to this issue? Isn’t the state government abashed for letting its own people suffer emotionally, mentally and sometimes physically? Are we towards the right thing in life? Will our future generation be safe in such a place where an individual is not respected for any of his/her emotions? Where is our country heading? Why does the central government which always uses the power of social media to reach the people out in the country doesn’t use its influence here in TamilNadu in this issue? I know the government is by the people and of the people. All I wanted to know is “Is the government really for the people?”
Every Tamizh people out there should wholeheartedly swear, “No matter what, I will keep fighting for my traditions, my culture, my rights and make my identity as a TAMIZH stand forever.”
This is not the voice of a single person. It’s the voice of TAMIZH, TAMIZHAN and TAMIZHACHI.