Government launches Bhasha Sangam

  • The Central Government has launched a unique initiative called Bhasha Sangam to introduce school students to 22 Indian languages.
  • The initiative, under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, was launched on November 22 and will continue till the 21st of December. 
  • Bhasha Sangam is a programme for schools and educational institutions to provide multilingual exposure to students in Indian languages.
  • Another objective of Bhasha Sangam is to enhance linguistic tolerance and respect and promote national integration.
  • Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar had recently uploaded a video on his Twitter account, about ‘Bhasha Sangam. He said it is just the beginning of a journey meant to create interest in different Indian languages and curiosity to learn more.
  • Talking to AIR, Secretary, HRD Ministry, Reena Ray said there are 22 languages listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution but most students are familiar with only one or two languages. She said millions of school children are now being familiarised with other languages under Bhasha Sangam

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