CBSE Released an Important Circular regarding “Celebration of Bharatiya Bhasha Ustav”
CBSE Promotes Linguistic Diversity with Bharatiya Bhasha Ustav Celebration
New Delhi, 6 December 2023 – The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released an exciting and culturally enriching initiative that promises to captivate students and educators alike. In a Latest circular addressed to the Heads of Schools affiliated with CBSE, the Ministry of Education, Government of India, has announced the “Celebration of Bharatiya Bhasha Ustav” in honor of Mahakavi Subramania Bharati’s birth anniversary on December 11, 2023.
Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav: Embracing Language Diversity
Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav, aptly referred to as a “Language Festival,” has been designed to celebrate the remarkable diversity of languages across India. This grand event seeks to unite individuals from all walks of life, fostering a sense of unity within linguistic diversity.
Recognizing that Bharatiya languages serve as the primary vehicles of Bharatiya culture, arts, music, thoughts, and the bonds that unify the people of Bharat, the celebration aims to infuse students with pride, confidence, and an appreciation for their linguistic heritage.
An Array of Suggested Activities on “Celebration of Bharatiya Bhasha Ustav”
To make Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav truly memorable, CBSE has proposed an impressive array of activities for participating schools, including:
Signature Drive: The festivities may commence with participants signing their names in a Bharatiya language on a canvas placed at the entrance, championing the cause of mother tongue under the banner of “My Signature in My Mother Tongue.”
Inaugural Ceremony: A grand inaugural function of Celebration of Bharatiya Bhasha Ustav to set the tone for the celebration.
Multilingual Cultural Extravaganza: Schools are encouraged to organize multifaceted and multilingual cultural programs, featuring skits, anecdotes, jokes, stories, street plays, processions, folk performances, and more, all presented in different languages.
Artistic Expressions: A showcase of diverse songs, dances, and other artistic performances in various languages.
Creative Competitions: Engage students in extempore speeches, drawings, and their combinations in different languages.
Language Games: Fun and interactive language games and programs conducted in various languages.
Film Screenings: Screening of inspiring films, short films, biographical films, and documentaries in different languages.
Culinary Delights: Food courts representing different linguistic regions.
Language Corners: Corners dedicated to introducing students to spoken forms of different languages, allowing them to experience the thrill of speaking and enjoying a new Bharatiya language.
Language Exhibitions: Display charts and exhibits on various aspects of Bharat’s languages.
Educational Workshops: Seminars, workshops, debates, and interactive sessions with authors and literary figures.
Language Technology: Exhibitions and firsthand experiences with translation tools.
Creative Competitions: Encourage any other creative programs and competitions to showcase linguistic talents.
Resources for a Memorable Celebration
For schools looking to make the most of Bharatiya Bhasha Ustav, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has developed a comprehensive framework of resources. Educators can access these valuable materials at NCERT’s official website under the section ‘अशिररक्त संसाधन और शलंक’ (Resource and Guidelines).
Active Participation Encouraged by CBSE Board
CBSE encourages all affiliated schools to actively embrace and celebrate Bharatiya Bhasha Ustav on the 11th of December 2023. All CBSE Schools are urged to involve all stakeholders, including students, teachers, and parents, in this grand celebration of linguistic diversity. To document the activities organized at your school, a brief report should be uploaded using the provided link before the 13th of December 2023: Link to Upload Report.
Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav promises to be a vibrant and enlightening celebration of India’s linguistic heritage, fostering unity in diversity and nurturing a deep appreciation for the nation’s rich tapestry of languages. CBSE eagerly anticipates the enthusiastic participation of schools across the country in this unique and culturally significant event.
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