Mysuru, February 21, 2022: “Multilanguage and multi-culture are the identities of our nation. In the year 1999, the United Nations and UNESCO informed to celebrate ‘International Mother Language Day. In 1952 this day is being observed as the ‘Mother Language Day,’ in commemoration of all those people who laid down their lives demanding the Bangladesh Government to make Bangla the national language. Language is a medium of expressing our thoughts and views. A child learns the mother tongue through the mother. Today balancing and taking forward both the mother tongue and communicative languages together is like an art. If you want to save your mother tongue language you should use it as much as possible. It also helps to even the growth of culture,” opined Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah.
He participated in a program held at the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru, as part of the ‘International Mother Language Day,’ celebrations. In his address Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the college said, “There are 7,000 languages in the world. All the languages in India are a symbol of Indian culture. All of us should inculcate a sense of brotherhood. History of respective regions, life history of achievers and great persons from this land, our traditions, our culture and language significance are our specialties. All these will become available from those respective areas. It is the duty of all of us to give preference to all the languages and protect it.”
H.C. Honnappa, Principal of the college said, “In India observing the ‘Mother Language Day is very important. It is indeed a matter of pride that we are observing this day today. We should observe this day every year meaningfully.”
Graduate and Postgraduate students of the college took part in the program. About 15 drawings created by the students were exhibited on the occasion. All the drawings depicted different languages and the diversity of culture of our land. The students also presented songs from various languages including Kannada, Manipuri, Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi languages, and light music songs and patriotic songs.
Earlier the program commenced with an invocation by student Kum. Sandhya. Dr. B.S. Sudeep made the introductory speech. Kum. Ananya R.V. mastered the program and Kum. Bhavyashri gave a vote of thanks. Dr. Maheshwari N., convener of the program was present.