International Mother Language Day

The Library Society observed International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2023 to spread awareness on linguistic diversity and promote multilingualism. The students recited noted pieces in their respective mother tongues in order to highlight the nuances and cadences involved in using a language. An amalgamation of Bengali songs was performed to bring out the pride and spirit that resides in every Bengali’s heart for the sacrifice made by the martyrs in erstwhile East Pakistan in 1952, in their fight for their language, Bangla, to be recognised officially. The programme ended with a recitation which caustically remarked on modern- day society’s tendency to forget their roots, while making all the effort to embrace foreign languages. The entire programme conveyed the message of “My Language, My Pride”. The staff members and students were also encouraged to contribute to a word cloud board in their own mother tongue with the aim to herald unity in diversity.