Swami Chidanand Muni said that this day gives us the message to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism in the world. There are more than 7,000 languages in the world, of which India alone has about 22 officially recognized languages, 1635 mother tongues and 234 identifiable mother tongues.
On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh said that it gives us the message to connect with our mother tongue and culture. Promotes its mother tongue, encourages inclusive development through language and multilingualism, rises above linguistic differences to build national unity-integrity and the spirit of Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat.
Swami Chidanand Muni said that this day gives us the message to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism in the world. There are more than 7,000 languages in the world, of which India alone has about 22 officially recognized languages, 1635 mother tongues and 234 identifiable mother tongues. It is very important to keep them alive and awake. According to the survey, of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world, about 43 percent are endangered and only a few hundred languages have a place in education systems and the public sector.
On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan, said in his message that “Mother, motherland and mother tongue are the mother of these three rites.” Mother tongue connects us with our core and values. We are born by mother, by motherland our nationality and by mother tongue we are identified. While calling upon all the countrymen, Swamiji said that for the preservation of regional languages, it is necessary that dialogue should be done in their mother tongue. India’s culture is of unity in diversity, multi-language, linguistic, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity and plurality, but it is also the priceless wealth of India. Swamy said that the disappearing languages are a very serious matter because the disappearance of languages means the extinction of culture, therefore it is absolutely necessary to preserve, support and promote indigenous languages at the regional, national and international level.
Swami said that it is the utmost duty of all of us to keep our language, script and our culture alive. We have to create an environment where we do not have to substitute any other language in place of our mother tongue. Language is not a barrier to move forward, new creation can be done by acquiring knowledge in one’s mother tongue too. Swami Chidanand Saraswati said that as far as possible the medium of education of young children should be their mother tongue as it would be easy for children to study in mother tongue. Children can easily accept the language they speak from childhood. With the ease of language, the creativity of children will also increase and ideas can be expressed easily in their own language.
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