It was exhilarating experiences to have gone to many places in Gujarat during Matru Bhasha Vandana Yatra.People were overwhelmingly responsive and warm. It seems to me that the message went across very well.
Well known Gujarati litterateurs were very cooperative and responsive. Gujarati Sahitya Parishad selected 100 best books from Gujarati literature. Books worth half a million rupees were sold during the Yatra .Every where the auditoriums/grounds were jam packed.
In my lectures I made two points clear:
1 The Gujarati medium school should provide best facilities for teaching English as a subject.
2 The English medium school should provide best facilities for teaching Gujarati as a subject.
It is my impression that people welcomed this approach of consensus and compromise.
Personally speaking I am highly indebted to the people of Gujarat who showed respect and warmth in abundance.
MESSAGE FROM GUNVANT SHAH:
You may like to take a clue from Yatra and spread the message along the length and breadth of Gujarat. Thanking you.