New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development will celebrate on Saturday the `Matribhasha Divas` with the objective of sensitising people on the need to impart communication skills and proficiency in mother tongue.
The occasion will focus on India`s vast and diverse language heritage and on ways and means to preserve and support about 3,000 mother tongues.
Schools, colleges, universities will celebrate the `Matribhasha Diwas` by holding seminars, workshops, special lectures and various competitions for students. Language festivals will also be held in different places.
Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani will be interacting with the students while attending an event on the occasion of Matribhasha Divas at Ethiraj College in Chennai.