“A different language is a different vision of life.”
How perfectly quoted that is! It is through a different language that we get a different view and learn new things as it opens to us the doors to other cultures and traditions. Language helps us express our feelings and thoughts, helps preserve cultures, and it also allows us to learn about others and spread ideas quickly.
International Mother Language Day is observed globally every year on February 21st, to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The students of Class I D got an opportunity to take part in the virtual celebrations on International Mother Language Day and showcase their talent on the virtual platform. This is a part of the initiative taken by our respected Principal, Mrinalini Ma’am.
The virtual programme started with a soothing prayer- “Heal the world” asking the almighty to heal all, given the current scenario, irrespective of the part of the world they come from and the languages they may speak. This was followed by the thought for the day, significance of the day and some interesting facts about languages.
Next was a foot tapping dance performance by the little ones on the song, “My name is…” sending out the message that although our mother tongues may differ, we all are just like one another.
The highlight of the programme was the part played by a student as Ziad Fazah, a Polyglot that is a person who is able to use, understand and speak various languages.
This was followed by the concern expressed about languages becoming extinct and the various ways that are being followed to save and promote native languages and dialects.
The programme culminated with an applauding performance by the students on the song, “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara”, leaving all spellbound and at the same time, taking each one down the memory lane.
The enthusiasm of kids was overwhelming when some of them were called to school for recording and photographs! It was surreal to see the confidence and zeal of children at such a tender age. This virtual platform gave our students a chance to showcase their talent and taught them that although we all may be speaking different languages, we still are just the same.