21st February is International Mother Language Day and our blog is hosting a celebration of languages. A series of blog posts by people from different walks of life – sharing their thoughts on languages, memories and more. International Mother Language Day is an observance held annually on 21 February worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
(This post was sent to us by Ashok Solanki. Ashok works with Pratham’s Read India team in Gujarat)
વાંચીએ, વિચારીએ, લખીએ, ગણીએ,
માતૃભાષામાં સૌ આગળ વધીએ,
સંજ્ઞા, સર્વનામ, વિશેષણ, ચિન્હોને,
આવો, આપણે સૌ ‘શુભ સંકલ્પ’ કરીએ,
માતૃભાષાને ગૌરવ અપાવીએ
Lets Read and Think
We read, we think, write and count,
We speak our mother language and all of us move ahead
The noun, pronoun, adjectives, punctuation
are used by us all every day!
Les take this pledge
For retaining the pride of our mother language