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IIM Ranchi celebrated ‘International Mother Language Day’, with the theme ‘Language without readers.’

Ranchi, Jharkhand | February | 21, 2020 :: Indian Institute of Management Ranchi celebrated ‘International Mother Language Day’ today on 21st Day of February 2020, at its campus.
On this auspicious occasion, faculty, students and staff along with Dr. Shailendra Singh, Director, IIM Ranchi were present at Suchana Bhawan. IIM Ranchi stands as an epitome of linguistic diversity, with student representation from as many as 29 Indian states and union territories for the MBA batch of 2019-2021 and 18 Indian states and union territories from MBA-HR batch of 2019-2021.

The theme of this year’s ‘International Mother Language Day’ was ‘Language without readers.’
The program started with the welcome note by Dr. Jayanta Kumar Tripathy, Librarian, IIM Ranchi, who greeted the dignitaries and students at the gathering and set the tone for the evening.
The first speaker at the function, Mr. Rawat, who addressed the crowd in his mother language of Bhojpuri, and won the hearts of the audience with his quick-witted remarks and clever wordplay.
A series of speakers followed as they all addressed the gathering in their native language, including Dr. Gyana Prasad (Tamil), Mr. Deep Sarkar(Bengali), Mr. Himank Garg(Punjabi), Ms. Shruti Chatla(Telugu), Ms. Sanjana (Hindi), Ms. Semina (Malayalam), Mr. Gopinath (Tamil), Mr. Bikash Ranjan Sahu (Odia), Ms. Dipika Basumatari (Boro), and Mr. Kavya (Assamese). The dice was then opened to the floor as our final speaker, Hon’ble director Dr. Shailendra Singh took to the stage and spoke about his mother tongue Awadhi. He recollected the last time he spoke his native language, incidentally to his mother on the very day he became the director of IIM Ranchi. He told that students must learn their mother language at least in their primary schooling; this will help keep their mother language alive and inspire the coming generation to pursue this as a career. He urged the future managers of IIM Ranchi to respect the language that each one of us speaks and to help build our nation on the notion of “Unity in Diversity” in its most crude sense. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Jayanta Kumar Tripathy, in which he thanked the director, the faculty, all the staff, and participants for making the event a huge success.

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