|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Feb 22: Department of Linguistics and Literature from the School of Humanities and Liberal Arts, CLUJ celebrated International Mother Language Day by organizing an online program titled "Recitation and Narrations in Mother Language" to spread awareness and importance of mother languages which are nowadays facing a threat of extinction and endangerment all over the world. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bachan Lal was the chief patron under whose patronage and inspiration the programme was successfully conducted. Prof. Bhopinder Singh, Dean Academic Affairs, patron of the event provided his unflinching support and motivation for the conduct of the online event. The keynote speaker in this online celebration was Dr. Joginder Singh, Head- Department of Dogri, Govt. MAM College who emphasized the importance of speaking mother tongue in our lives, though we can use Hindi and English to remain connected with the national and global world. Around 20 students of the department of Linguistics and Literature presented their recitations and narrations in their mother tongue which included languages like Gojri, Purgi, Pahari, Urdu, Dogri, Punjabi, Kashmiri and Hindi. Assistant Prof. Akanksha Sharma, faculty of the department also presented Dogri poems composed by herself. The formal vote of thanks was presented by Assistant Prof. Bharti Magotra, faculty in the department.