India is a land of “Unity in diversity” and it has a diversity of mother tongues. The 2001 Census recorded 30 languages which were spoken by more than a million native speakers and 122 which were spoken by more than 10,000 people. In the era of increased communication and globalization , worst affected are native cultures and mother tongues.There are hardly any commercial interest to promote the same.But are mother tongues to be forgotten and it’s diversity to be ignored?
No!!.Not only because of personal or cultural reasons but because thoughts of a person becomes more active and his brain functions in an effective way when mother tongue is used.
Some Neuro scientists are of an opinion that “dreaming is possible only in mother tongue”. Despite all these facts, are we doing anything to nourish our mother tongues?. Hardly No !
International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was proclaimed by the General Conference of UNESCO in 1999 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
Prathidhwani in association with “Aikya Malayala Vedi” is welcoming you to a grand opportunity, to celebrate and revive diversity of mother tongues. It is part of 21st February, which is being celebrated as International Mother Language Day (IMLD).
As we know, Technopark is a confluence place of languages with many people with different identities co-existing. There are many regional, national and international languages being used to communicate here. From kerala’s very own Malayalam to Japanese, from Tamil to Hindi to English to French. We have multiple languages here. This is one of the symbols of technopark, making it’s mark as a truly diverse work place.
If you are a speaker or/ a poet or / a singer in any language in planet , We are welcoming you to World day of mother tongues to be celebrated in technopark on Tuesday, March 1st at 05:30pm at Technopark. The function will be inaugurated by Sri Lenin Rajendran.
There will be special program to recollect the golden memories of our eminent poet Sri. ONV Kurup and great short story writer Sri. Akbar Kakkattil whom we have lost recently. The function will be followed by Ghazal Evening by University college lecturer Smt Sanitha and folk songs by Sri Sristo Suresh.
There will be different programs already registered from Malayalam, Tamil, Marati, Kannada, Telugu, Oriya, Bengali, Hindi etc Indian languages and also from Japaneese, German, French etc foreign languages.