Marathi Language Day Information
Marathi Language Day
The Marathi man has now reached every corner of the world, Some for education, some for business and some for jobs. Now Days children watch movies, programs, webisodes in Hindi, English and other languages. They are influenced by reading books and magazines in other languages.
English is very popular in India, there is nothing wrong with that, English is now used in education, business, even in Parliament. Different things, cultures, customs, literature, history can be learned from different languages. There is no point in opposing this without a reason.
But, most of all, in the globalization competition, we should not forget our mother tongue, Marathi. Marathi Language is a very rich language, it has the edge of literature and history. It is decorated with saints’ kirtans, bhajans and bharudani. Chhatrapati Maharaj defended his Marathi language and culture.
Ø Importance of Marathi Language Day
The annual “Marathi Language Day” works for this awareness. Marathi people all over the world celebrate Marathi Language Day on 27th February every year. This day is celebrated as “Marathi Language Day” on the occasion of the birthday of the great Marathi poet Kusumagraj i.e. Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar. The initiative was taken by the Jagtik Marathi Academy to give Marathi the status of an elite language. This day is called in various ways, such as “Mayboli Marathi Language Day”, “Marathi Language Pride Day”, “World Marathi Official Language Day”, etc.
This day is celebrated on 27th February in Maharashtra and all over the country and all over the world where there are Marathi people. Various types of Marathi plays, films, classical music, poetry conventions, essays, oratory competitions, programs are organized.
Ø Contributions of Kusumagraj in Marathi literature
Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar was born on February 27, 1912 in Pune. He is better known by his nickname. Along with poems, Kusumagraj also wrote stories, novels, plays and fine musicals.
During his five-decade pre-Independence career, he wrote 16 volumes of poetry, three novels, eight volumes of short stories, seven volumes of essays, 18 plays and six one-act plays. The book “Visakha” of 1942 inspired the younger generation in the Indian independence movement and is still recognized as one of the best works of Indian literature.
‘Nat Samrat’ is a play written by him, based on which Nana Patekar’s movies got a lot of praise. He was the recipient of many state and national government awards. In 1974, he received the Sahitya Akademi Award for Marathi drama Natsamrat. He was honored with the Jnanpith award in 1987 and the Padma Bhushan award in 1991 and Many More.
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