Baramulla, Feb 21: Mehboob Cultural Society Baramulla and DayarI Adab Delina Sunday held a cultural function at Govt Girls Higher Secondary School here to celebrate international mother language day.
International mother language day is commemorated every year on February 21 throughout the world to popularise multilingualism and cultural diversity.
Noted poet and writer from Baramulla Khaliq Parvaiz was the chief guest and former secretary J&K Cultural Academy Rafiq Masoodi was guest of the honour at the occasion.
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 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, which are spoken in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the preservation of mother tongue is imperative for the preservation of the culture and ethnicity of a particular area. He said parents should ensure that they converse with their children in their mother tongue from an early age.
Among others, renowned scholars, poets, columnists, students participated in the programme.