Matribhasha Diwas Celebrated at UIFT, PU

Chandigarh February 22, 2021

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University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development,
Panjab University, Chandigarh celebrated Matribhasha Diwas by organizing an online
Poem Reciting Competition and Slogan Writing Competition on February 22, 2021. The
idea behind such a day was to inspire solidarity and to promote, preserve and
protect the cultural diversity of languages.

        For Poem Writing Competition, participants were given an opportunity to
recite any poem in his/her style and in any of their native language. 10 minutes
were given to each participant to present. The performances were judged by faculty
of UIFT&VD and winners were chosen. Nitika Sharma, student of MSc semester 1, won
the first prize for reciting self-composed poem in her mother tongue, Punjabi.
Khushi and Gurpreet, students of MSc semester 1, were awarded with 2nd and 3rd prize

        For Slogan Writing Competition, Participants were to creatively write a
slogan on 閃ATRI BHASHA DIWAS, in any of their native language. The slogans
submitted were also judged by the faculty of UIFT&VD. Yuvraj Gujjar, a student of
BSc semester1, won the first prize for preparing a slogan in Haryanvi language.
Kashish and Shivani, both students of BSc semester 1, won 2nd and 3rd prize
respectively. Ms Ginni, Research scholar, UIFT & VD organized the event.  Dr Anu H.
Gupta, Chairperson of the department appreciated efforts and creativity of all the
participants and remarked that their presentations whether in the form of slogan or
a poem has reflected connectivity with the roots and appreciation for the culture.