Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar celebrated the Matribhasha Diwas to commemorate the “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society.”
The theme observed by UNESCO this year to promote the use of mother tongues for fuller awareness of the linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world.
The Ministry of Education is celebrating it as “Matribhasha Diwas” all over India with the objective of sensitizing the people on the need for the greater use of mother tongues. Susmita Bagchi, Chairperson Mo School, Govt. of Odisha was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The event was presided over by Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar.
“The need of the hour is to promote the use of mother tongues and highlight the linguistic diversity of the country, while encouraging usage not only of the respective mother tongue but other Indian languages as well. This will further help to create a feeling of oneness amongst ourselves,” Susmita Bagchi Chairperson said.