Bhartiya Bhasha Utsav is a celebration of diversity of Indian Languages. In India we have 22 official languages along with more than 121 languages spoken all over India and more than 500 dialects. This year MVJIS has decided to celebrate 11th December 2023 as the Bhartiya Bhasha Divas every year, which is a birthday of Poet and Freedom Fighter Dr. Subramanian Bharathi. This will be an occasion to celebrate the diversity of Indian languages and encourage building of deeper connections in the hearts and minds of our youth.
The National Education Policy 2020, while deliberating on language education in school emphasises the need for recognising and promoting multilingualism as a path to realising the fundamental aims of education and schooling. Moreover, since times immemorial, Indian languages have coexisted, complemented and enriched each other, thus contributing to the unity and harmony of the nation. In the process of understanding Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, students need to also experience and enjoy the underlying oneness of India in the linguistic diversity.
Considering the large number of languages being spoken across the country, the Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav also plans to provide multilingual exposure to students in different regional languages. This is an endeavour meant to create interest in these languages and enhance linguistic tolerance, thereby promoting national integration.
This year celebrations of Utsav stared on 28th September which will culminate on 11th December 2023 with the celebration of Bhartiya Bhasha Diwas.