NRIs Celebrate International Mother Language Day


Community group Essex Indians has celebrated UNESCO International Mother Language Day in Basildon highlighting the linguistic and cultural diversity of India….reports Asian Lite News

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Music program as part of International Mother Language Day celebration

The aim was to help British Asian children understand their own culture and the relationship with local culture. The event was celebrated as an inaugural of ‘Back to Roots’ 2017 theme which shall also include Holi, Tagore Jayanti, Charity Run and Uttorsuri- Generation Next at BharatiyaVidyaBhavan, allcoming up in next few months.

The evening had a variety of presentations by kids and adults. Songs and recitation were presented by Solan Mukherjee, Asmita Mandal, Projit Mandal,Suhasini Gupta, Neha Mukherjee, Arya Mandal, Jain Stotra,ShreoshiDas and by singer Soma Das. Sulagna Ghosh spoke on her short film ‘Chithi’ followed by its screening. The storyline revolves around a homemaker struck by the tragedy of her husband’s demise, with another jolt later when she discovers her husband’s love for another woman. Her response to the situation defines the jump from ordinary to the extraordinary happenings in life.Bandal Mainline Band performance included Ujjwal Kumar Ghosh, Anirban Mandal, Arya Mandal, Shreyasi Banerjee and Upal Banerjee. Gift of Giving presentation by Kids for Kids included Shery Biswas and Tista Mukhopadhyay.
The Trustees of Essex Indians have then presented donation cheques to charities Restless Beings and Mencapcityof Chelmsford represented by Mrs SarikaNahat. Founder-Directors of Restless Beings Mabrur Ahmed and Rahima Begum have shown moving glimpses of their work in Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to children by Rotarian Dr Karuna Srivastava, patron of Essex Indians.

Members of Sur Bharti, the vibrantweb-based women’s group have given various breath-taking presentations. Presentation on Telugu Language was given by academician, dancer, and writer Ragasudha Vinjamuri. Marathi language presentation was given by ShivangiGokhale. PritidipaBarua and AnashmitaSaha have presented dance representing Bengali culture and Kathak.
Group Essex Indians was established in 2010 with a vision to improve community cohesion, cultural diversity and the spirit of gift of giving through community projects. They have been nominating various charities globally and locally for fund-raising for the past 7 years, that which are focussing mainly on underprivileged sections of the society.