UNESCO has declared 21st February every year as the International Mother Language Day.
In this regard a notification has been issued by CBSE directing all schools to organize activities relating to Elocution, Debating, Singing, Essay writing competitions, Music and dramatic performances, exhibitions, online resources and activities as well as events exploring the cognitive, economic, social and cultural activities of multilingual society, exhibitions depicting linguistic and diverse wealth of India.
The day will be celebrated as Matribhasha Diwas in all CBSE affiliated schools in India.
The above activities will help to achieve the following objectives:
a) Highlight the linguistic diversity of our country
b) Encourage usage, not only of the diversity of cultures in India and the consequent forums of literature craft, performing arts, scripts and other forms of creative expression
c) To encourage the learning of languages, other that one’s own mother tongue.