You may have or may not have studied even a single sentence in Samskrit, even then declare Samskrit as your mother-tongue. Let us understand why so.
It used to be mother-tongue of every Hindu (there were no Islamists and Christians then) once upon a time, not very long ago.
Mughal and Christian invasions alone planted Urdu/English upon Hindus. These two are the languages that may very well be called ‘Bandit Languages’. The clock has to reverse, sooner than later. And the clock has already begun undergoing reversion. Samskrit is gaining notches in popularity and practice day by day.
It has always been mother-tongue of all regional languages and dialects across the country. Very large number of Samskrit words/phrases are in vogue in almost all regional languages across the nation.
Even Urdu and English languages have purloined large number of words from Samskrit and adopted them after minor modifications to avoid embarrassment. A friend has an excellent knowledge on this topic – Urdu/English words purloined from Samskrit.
Our entire ancient treasure of wisdom is inscribed in Samskrit alone.
Every Jivatma is an integrate of subtle and gross bodies. Gross is the physical body that envelopes the subtle one, survives on food and water. Subtle body is the inner one and non-physical, survives on Pranava. Innermost core of the subtle body is composed of seven main chakras and thousands of nadis. Seven chakras are the regional centres of Prana-Sakti i.e. column and foundation of entire existence. Chakras are constituted of petals of divine Sakti. Their number ranges from two in Ajna-chakra to infinite in Sahasrara-Chakra. These petals of Sakti within chakras hold sounds of Varnamala i.e. alphabets of Samskrit. These sounds are listened to, rather perceived by siddha munis and rishis in the highest state of samadhi. Anyone can perceive these sounds of Samskrita-Varnamala after a certain level of Sadhana. Samskrita Vyakarana was enunciated by Maharsi Panini when he was in the state of highest samadhi. The Vyakarana was thus, dictated to him by the Absolute, Supreme One i.e. Param Brahmatma directly. It was none of his personal brain-waves at all by any stretch of imagination.
We all are made up of Samskrita. Samskrita is within us and we are within Samskrita.
Every Jivatma, every Mullah/Maulavi, every Benedict-Brother, every Hindu/Buddhist/Jew/Sikh-Nihanga or Namdhari, every Hispanic…is made up of Samskrita. Samskrita just cannot…just cannot be pulled out of our seven chakras and substituted by any other Varnamala of Dhvani i.e. sound or Vyakarana.
Thus, Samskrita is as ancient…as the existence itself.
The language is just indestructible, immutable, indivisible…all those divine attributes invoked for Param Brahmatma are also valid and profoundly applicable for the divine language that Samskrita happens to be.
All other languages of the world are poor imitations of Samskrita. As a matter of fact, all other languages, all other dialects, all other alphabets are mere distortions or mixes of what has already been there for lakhs of years, in Samskrita. Hindi too, is a dialect, distortion of the divine language that Samskrita is.
We Hindus are tremendously…enormously…infinitely blessed by Param Brahma, having bestowed upon us, His own language…the divine language of Samskrita.
How abjectly informed are they who think and believe, Samskrita is a dead language…that English or any other language can be foisted upon this nation through propaganda, electronic media, inducement or coercive means. It was tried before by so many others in past, throughout the life-span of this Planet Earth…and they just disappeared into thin air. We may be fortunate enough to witness repeat of that in our life-time too. Let us all declare Samskrita as our mother-tongue in every census. If Christians and Muslims too do that, they would earn infinite good-will of the entire Hindu community, for accepting the reality graciously.