Gadchiroli Feb. 28 (District Correspondent) In the era of globalization and competition, the youth seem to be somewhat alienated from the Marathi literature. Literary reading has fallen behind. Therefore, writing has also fallen behind. Reading, thinking, contemplation comes from literature, said Dr. Shyam Khandare, Coordinator of Marathi department in Gondwana University.
He was speaking at the Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din organized by the post-graduate Marathi department of Gondwana University the other day.
Director of Sports Department Dr. Anita Lokhande, Head of English Department Dr. Vivek Joshi were prominently present.
Dr. Khandare also called upon the young generation to read and write in order to preserve their mother tongue.
A books exhibition was also organized on the occasion that was visited by a large number of students and teachers of the University.
At the outset, V.V. Shirwadkar’s portrait was garlanded at the hands of the dignitaries. Dr. Lokhande said, reading and writing are very important to promote the language. If you want to preserve social values, you should read and write, she added.
Dr. Vivek Joshi explained the purpose of the program and wished everyone by saying that everyone should try for the preservation of Marathi language. On behalf of the Marathi Department, the activity of reciting poetry and story-telling for the students was conducted for the last seven days to mark the celebration of the Marathi Day.
Dr. Savita Sadhamwar, Prof. Shubham Butle, Prof. Shende worked hard for the success of the programme.
GONDWANA SAINIKI VIDYALAYA- Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din’ was celebrated with enthusiasm to mark the birth anniversary of senior poet Kusumagraj alias Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar at the local Gondwana Sainiki Vidyalaya here.
The program was chaired by the Principal Sanjeev Gosavi while senior teachers Bhupendra Chaudhary, Santosh Kulmethe were the chief guests.
On the occasion, Principal Sanjeev Gosavi gave a detailed guidance on the background behind the celebration of Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din. He said that Marathi language is the 5th most spoken language in the world and the third most spoken language in India.
Mr. Gosavi explained to the students the meaning of Kusumagraj’s well-known poem Kana and also convinced them how important reading books is in the time of mobile phones. Senior teachers Bhupendra Chaudhary and Santosh Kulmethe also guided the students on this occasion. The program was conducted by Mr. Rahim Patel. Narendra Undirwade gave vote of thanks. All the teachers and non-teaching staff attended the program besides the large number of students.