“Ruzvu Marathi,Fulvu Marathi, Chala Bolu Fakt Marathi.”
Every year, February 27 is celebrated as Marathi Language Day in India. Marathi Language Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of eminent Marathi Poet Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar who is popularly known as “Kusumagraj” in Indian literary circle. Marathi being the official language of the State of Maharashtra, the main focus of this celebration is to promote and sustain the richness of Marathi culture among the young generation. This celebration aims at inculcating and honouring the rich history and literature associated with it among Marathi-speaking community in the state.
St. Teresa's Institute of Education celebrated ‘Marathi Bhasha Divas (Marathi Language Day)’ on 27th of February through a virtual platform. The guests of the program were Sir Maxwell Lopes and Sir Ramdas Bhatkal. Principal Dr. Sr. Tanuja Waghmare, all the teaching staff and the students of S.Y.B.Ed batch were present for the program. The program commenced with our compere Ms Neha Gharat welcoming everyone followed by a beautiful assembly which was conducted by Ms Pritika Mhatre and Ms Larissa Dabre. Thereafter, importance of Marathi language and the story of V.V Shriwadkar was shared with us by Ms. Sheetal Gavand. Sir Maxwell Lopes was then introduced and welcomed by Ms Pritika. He started his talk by expressing his gratitude towards STIE and then he spoke about the ‘Significance of Marathi Bhasha Divas' and ‘Marathi Language’.
The program proceeded with some of our batch mates presenting on the Marathi dialects and also the dressing and cuisines of different cultures. Not only this, we also had a beautiful poetry recited by Ms. Neha Yadav. Information about Paythani saree was shared by Mrs Jonita Fonseca through an amazing ppt. There were many quizzes, and games organized by our batch mates which not only tested our knowledge about Marathi culture but also made sure to tickle our brains.
Thereafter, we had a scintillating dance performed by Ms Alisha Gonsalves and Ms Sarah Carvalho. Sir Ramdas Bhatkal was requested to share his views on this auspicious occasion. Our Principal Dr Tanuja Waghmare thanked everyone for their presence. The program was concluded with a vote of thanks by Mrs Amruta Pereira followed by the College and National Anthem.
This program enabled us to actively participate in the Marathi Bhasha Divas celebrations where we got an opportunity to display an appreciation of the multi-cultural world. It was a resounding success thanks to the efforts of our batch mates and faculty members.