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Mount Carmel Primary students celebrate International Mother Language Day

February 22, 2024

Mangaluru: On February 21st, 2024, the students of grades I E and D at Mount Carmel Central School, Mangaluru enthusiastically celebrated International Mother Language Day, showcasing the linguistic diversity and aiming to honour linguistic diversity and promote multilingualism.

The entire programme was a vibrant display of various languages spoken in Mangaluru, with students presenting in Kannada, Hindi, Konkani, Tulu, Malayalam, and Tamil. A prayer service reflecting the spiritual essence of the occasion was followed by a welcome dance, symbolizing the joy and unity in diversity. The students then warmly welcomed the audience in different languages, setting the tone for a culturally enriching experience. The chief guest, Dr Sangeetha K., a gynaecological oncologist, was accorded a warm welcome by a group of students. Her presence added prestige to the event, emphasizing the significance of preserving and celebrating linguistic heritage. The highlight of the programme was a captivating skit performed by students, showcasing the richness and cultural nuances of each language represented. Through creative storytelling and dance, the students fostered a deeper appreciation for mother languages among the audience.

Dr Sangeetha K, the chief guest in her message, underscored the importance of preserving and promoting mother languages as a vital aspect of cultural identity and heritage. Her words resonated with the audience, inspiring them to cherish their own mother language and respect linguistic diversity. The event concluded with a vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of the celebration.