Jamshedpur, Feb 20: DAV Public School, Bistupur organized a curtain raiser for International Mother Language Day. The school is celebrating the day with much fervour in the school premises and the main event will be held on morning of February 21.
On the occasion a press conference was held and the organisers briefed about the programme and the proceedings of the following day’s event.
Chief Guest for the occasion will be H.E. J. Goburdhun, GOSK, High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius to India.
J. Goburdhun is on a mission to promote Bhojpuri and Maithli and keep the language and culture alive. The programme tomorrow will also see the distribution of the primer by Acharya Charu Dutt, an integrated textbook of Bhojpuri, Hindi and Sanskrit.
Speaking on the occasion Principal of DAV Bistupur, Pragya Singh emphasized on the significance of the vernacular.
“The programme tomorrow will be an attempt to acquire and restore the significance of the Bhojpuri and Maithli language”, she informed. The Principal affirmed that this drive is in consonance with the programme Bhasa Sangam, an initiative by the Ministry of HRD to promote various languages.
February 21 is celebrated as the International Mother Language Day. The United Nations has been observing the day since 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
The need to encourage mother tongue-based multilingual education, particularly in early schooling, has been felt as linguistic diversity sees a threat with more and more languages disappearing.
Every week, studies suggest, one language disappears erasing from the face of earth the entire cultural and intellectual heritage associated with it.