There is a critical need to preserve mother languages in the light of International Mother Language Day being observed recently. Mother’s tongue/language is defined as the first language a child is exposed to from the time of birth and this language is first naturally acquired by humans.
Need to preserve India’s unique lingual diversity –
Attempts to promote mother language in India –
Promoting vernacular language –
The mother tongue is the eyesight and spectacles to other languages. The spectacles can function properly only if there is eyesight. Hence this analogy needs to be kept in mind while framing policies, in administration and in pedagogy.
Source – The Indian Express
QUESTION – Why is it important to create content in one’s mother language and how does it affect the preservation and promotion of a culture or community?