PCER celebrated International Mother Language Day and Marathi Bhasha Diwas on 25th February, 2021 at 11.00 am through a virtual programme organized by the Student Council and the Language Club.
The students of PCER presented a meaningful and well conducted programme anchored by Ms. Alisha. The programme began on an auspicious note with a prayer song in Marathi presented by Ms. Sharaniya. Ms. Sweety through a concise speech provided clarity on the significance of International Mother Language Day. This was followed by Ms. Sudha, Ms. Sapna and Ms. Shivangi who through Tamil, Oriya and Hindi respectively reflected the rich linguistic diversity of India. Ms. Sheetal presented a video on Sanskrit language providing insights into this ancient language of India. A melodious multi linguistic song played by Ms. Jeni conveyed the message of unity in diversity through the power of music.
Ms. Shivani vividly explained the significance of Marathi Bhasha Diwas and the great literary contribution of the renowned Marathi poet Kusumagraj. Ms. Venita paid homage to the illustrious poet with a clear and lucid recitation of the poem ‘Shaharathil Paach Puthale’. Principal Dr. Reni Francis in addressing the students spoke about the cultural heritage of our country, the diversity of languages and the importance of the mother language. Ma’m reflected on the words by Nelson Mandela – “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” and observed that communicating in one language is not to replace another but it serves to augment our knowledge. Ms. Urvi presented the vote of thanks and expressed gratitude to all those who supported and contributed towards the success of the programme.