Aiming to celebrate these unique features of our country, the Bhasha Sangam initiative under the “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” ushers in a programme for schools and educational institutions to provide multilingual exposure to students in Indian languages listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. This initiative is just the beginning of a journey meant to create interest in these languages and a curiosity to learn more. It will be followed by other activities subsequently.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has suggested all the heads of the CBSE schools to follow Bhasha Sangam Initiative. All the students of class 10 and 12 who are studying under CBSE board will get the opportunity to explore the various languages under the Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India.
Some of the objectives are introduce school students to all the 22 Indian Languages of Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. Enhance linguistic tolerance and respect, and promote national integration. Features of Bhasha Sangam are that it will be run by the State/UT Department of School Education. A short dialogue consisting of five simple, commonly used sentences has been designed in 22 languages for use by students of all classes.
Sentences from each language are to be shared with student’s everyday for 22 working days. Everyday only one language will be shared.