“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.” ~ Rita Mae Brown
We at Gaudium promote home and family language, the students are allowed to express themselves in their home and family language. We believe in the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity. This year we celebrated International Mother Language day from 1st March, 2021 to 5th March, 2021.
Multilingual and multicultural societies exist through their languages which transmit and preserve traditional knowledge and cultures in a sustainable way.
The theme of the 2021 International Mother Language Day, “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society,” recognizes that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the Sustainable Development Goals’ focus on leaving no one behind. UNESCO believes education, based on the first language or mother tongue, must begin from the early years as early childhood care and education is the foundation of learning.
We celebrated the International Mother Tongue week where we created 11 rooms for languages like, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Gujrati, Marwadi and Urdu. Students were given the choice to join the room of their home or family language where they can hear a story, sing a song or learn letters and alphabets. Parents also came as guests to narrate the story, sing songs and teach the alphabet. Students enjoyed the session in their home and family language.
It was a memorable experience for all the students, teachers and parents to communicate with each other in their home and family language.