Nagpur: The Vidarbha Institute Of Technology (VIT) celebrated “Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din” in college on 27 Feb. On this occasion, Dr Sanjay S Uttarwar delivered speech on the exceptional values and moral of the Literature written by Kusumagraj.
Marathi Language Day is celebrated on birthday of eminent Marathi Poet Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar. Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar, alias Kusumagraj, was a noted Marathi poet and was born on February 27, 1912, at Pune in Maharashtra. Kusumagraj was not just a poet, but also a renowned playwright, novelist, and a story-writer. After his demise in 1999, Maharashtra government started celebrating Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar’s birth anniversary as ‘Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din’.
Marathi is the official spoken language in Maharashtra. It is also the fourth most spoken language, after Hindi, Bengali, and Telugu, in India. It ranks 19 in the list of most spoken languages in the world.
VIT Chairman Jitesh N Maheshwari said, “We have dedicated this day for the great Jnanpeeth award winning Marathi poet in the state to honour the rich history and literature associated with him.” Secretary, VIT Dr Pooja Maheshwari along with Director, VIT Dr G S Natrajan and Dr Sanjay S Uttarwar paid rich tributes to him.
Vice-Principal Prof Nilesh Bodne and Dr Sweta Deoskar also expressed their views. The programme was organised by the NSS Cell including Prof Kasim Ali, Prof Khusal Gawande and Vaishali Agrey.