To promote the dissemination of mother tongues and create fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) directed its affiliated schools to board to celebrate Matribhasha Diwas (Mother Tongue Day) on February 21.
In a circular issued on Friday, the board directed the schools to organise language festival including song recitation competitions wherein group songs from different languages are sung.
Various competitions like elocution, debate, creative writing, general knowledge can be organised, the board says.
In the language festival, schools can hold translate competitions in which passages from other languages can be given to the students for translation. Besides, elocution on modern subjects in mother tongue, exhibition of posters, charts, information on language diversity of india and its rich heritage can be held.
Various language games can be initiated. A report of the activities along with short audio, video clippings, photographs (not exceeding 5 MB) may be mailed to the respective regional offices latest by March 2, the CBSE circular states.
To sensitise people about the need of use of mother tongue and other Indian languages for development and progress of the nation.
To impart communication skills and proficiency in mother tongue and other Indian languages amongst the students of English medium schools.
To support translations from other languages into mother tongue.
To give a fillip to 'knowledge creation' in Indian languages.
To popularise adaptation of latest technologies for Indian languages
To encourage people to learn more Indian languages