As part of international mother language day being celebrated throughout the world every year on 21st of February, Mehboob Cultural Society Baramulla and DayarI Adab Delina today organised a function at Govt Girls Higher Secondary School Baramulla with noted writer Khaliq Parvaiz as the chief guest and Ex Director General Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar Dr Rafiq Masoodi as the guest of honour.
On the occasion, an array of cultural programmes were organised wherein the importance of promoting and preserving the mother language was highlighted. Also a special musharia was organised during which various noted Kashmiri poets read their literary works which evoked quite applause from the audience.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest highlighted the importance of mother tongue, especially Kashmiri, Gojri, Pahadi, Balti, Dard Sheena and other languages spoken in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that preservation of mother tongue is imperative for preservation of culture and ethnicity of a particular area. He said parents should ensure that they converse with their children in mother tongue from early age.
Among others, renowned scholars, poets, columnists, students and other concerned stakeholders participated in the programme.