Celebrating Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat in its true Spirit
National Book Trust, India celebrated Bhartiya Bhasha Diwas on December 11, 2022 at its Headquarters in New Delhi and simultaneously in all regional offices, book promotion centres and bookshops across the country.
A Speech Contest was organised at the Kashi Tamil Sangamam on the theme of “Shared Knowledge – Shared Traditions” which saw enthusiastic participation from many school and college students in Hindi and Tamil.
Yuvraj Malik, Director, NBT-India addressed young students who visited NBT-India Headquarters in Delhi, and talked in detail about Bhartiya Bhasha Diwas and the 140th birth anniversary of Subrahmania Bharati. Various events were simultaneously organised in Regional offices of NBT-India located in Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru as well as at all Book Promotion Centres and Bookshops across Lucknow, Guwahati, Imphal, Agartala, Cuttack, Dehradun, Patna, Bhopal, Hyderabad,and Kochi, as well as in Delhi Metro bookshops, to celebrate all Indian languages and to emphasise the importance of knowing more than one language. Children read books in their mother tongue and the official state language, and participated in storytelling and story-writing competitions.