Marathi Vangmay Mandal celebrated ‘Marathi Bhasha Diwas (Marathi Language Day)’ on 27th February, 2018. Every year, February 27 is celebrated as Marathi Language Day in Maharashtra and Goa states 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.
The guests at the event were Principal of Anna Leela College Dr. Padma Deshmukh, Vice-principal of Aarthi Shashikiran Shetty Junior College Prof. Shaila Shetty, NAAC Coordinator of Anna Leela College Prof. Sachin Pimple, Examination Controller of Anna Leela College Prof. Amandeep Singh and C. A. O. of H.E.I. Mr. Prakash More.
The festival started with a ‘Granth Dindi – a book procession’ with Lazim folk dance from College Central Library to the venue of the programme. Thereafter, Convener of Marathi Vangmay Mandal Prof. Arti Gavas along with the other members welcomed all the guests followed by the auspicious ritual of lighting a Lamp. On this day, students performed a cultural program showing various aspects of cultures of Maharashtra. Students also participated in Poetry Recitation and Storytelling in Marathi. The poster making competition and ‘Marathi Bhasha Vishesh’ rapid-fire Quiz Competition were also held on the same day. Winners were felicitated with Marathi Literature Books. Marathi literature books exhibition was arranged especially for the students. The event was marked by the Exhibition-cum-sale of Maharashtra traditional food culture and traditional jewellery. Students enjoyed the celebration a lot as they got an opportunity to showcase their talent throughout the event. It was a resounding success thanks to the efforts of our students and faculty members.