BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 8th December 2023: Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha is set to inaugurate the State-level Bharatiya Bhasa Diwas on December 11 at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhawan in Agartala.
The theme for this year’s Bharatiya Bhasa Diwas is ‘Bhasa Onek Bhaab Ek.’ Ravel Hemendra Kumar, Special Secretary of the Education Department, shared this information during a press conference held today at the Press Conference Hall of the Secretariat.
He mentioned that, as per the decision of the Ministry of Education and Skill Development, Government of India, December 11 will be celebrated as Bharatiya Bhasa Diwas every year, starting from this year. Emphasizing the role of multilingualism in fostering unity in India’s diversity, the special secretary explained that the program aims to promote learning about each other’s languages, particularly among the youth.
During the press conference, the Special Secretary of the Education Department highlighted that December 11 was chosen for the celebration in honor of the birth anniversary of the renowned Tamil poet C. Subramanya Bharati, who was not only a freedom fighter but also a prominent figure in Tamil poetry.
Various events have been planned in schools, colleges, and educational institutions as part of the Indian Language Day celebration, which began on September 28 and will conclude with the Bharatiya Bhasa Diwas festivities on December 11.
The Special Secretary noted that initiatives have been taken across the country to organize programs at the school, district, and state levels, encompassing activities such as online essay competitions, talk shows on Bharatiya Bhasa Diwas, release of booklets, multilingual cultural programs, and district-wise events.
AICTE has developed a language translation application tool called ANUVADINI on the occasion of Bharatiya Bhasa Diwas. This tool aims to facilitate the translation of various languages. The Special Secretary mentioned that different programs are scheduled at different times, focusing on language diversity.
It is important to note that International Mother Language Day, celebrated on February 21 every year, was established by UNESCO to promote and respect mother tongues. NC Sharma, Director of the Higher Education Department, was also present at the press conference.