Closure Announcement blog for Bhasha Utsav Quiz
Language is a major instrument in shaping individuals, society, culture, learning and education, thinking and identity of people. Language learning, as we know, is fundamental to all learning and the harmonious development of young children into citizens of a country. Learning many languages in school and society is common in our country; almost all Indians are multilingual. This multilingual characteristic of the country is reflected in school education as the curriculum advocates learning many languages. National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 advocates multilingualism as the core of school education for its titles in its language education section, Multilingualism and the Power of Language.
Bhasha Sangam is yet another effort of the Government of India in moving towards achieving the goal of education as also the vision of the Indian Constitution. The Policy (NEP) 2020, while deliberating on language education in school underscores the need for recognizing and promoting multilingualism as a path to realizing the fundamental aims of education and schooling. The effort to enable our learners to learn and use 100 sentences in the 22 languages will go in a long way in promoting language learning and understanding others through schooling. BHASHA UTSAV QUIZ is another initiative in this direction.
The government of India has declared 11th December as Bharatiya Bhasha Diwas to promote Indian languages in school education and to enable our learners to be aware of the importance of our mother tongue and our languages. An online BHASHA UTSAV QUIZ on the MyGov platform was organized on the occasion of the celebration of the Bharatiya Bhasha Diwas on 11 December 2022 to encourage students, teachers, parents and those interested in languages and language learning to participate and know about India’s linguistics diversity, languages and multilingual characteristics of the country. The quiz was live from 11th December 2022 to 11th January 2023.
NCERT is glad to announce that in all 26290 participants showed their interest in the Bhasha Utsav Quiz and received their participation certificate.