LAACL Leh observes Int’l Mother Language Day

    Publish Date: 22 February, 2022
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    Leh, Feb 21: The Ladakh Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (LAACL), Leh organised a poetic symposium on the occasion of International Mother Language Day at LAACL Conference Hall today.
    President, Culture and Language Welfare Society, Ladakh, Dr Tsewang Yangjor who is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bhoti Language, CIBS, Leh chaired the symposium.
    A total of 16 poets, including prominent ones and also young and budding writers/poets across Nubra, Changthang and Sham regions of the Leh district participated in the symposium. Besides, enthralling the audience with their poetries, they also laid emphasis on the importance of preserving and promoting mother language.
    Addressing the gathering, Dr Tsewang Yangjor expressed happiness over the observance of such an important day by providing a platform to the writers and poets to showcase and nurture their poetry skills.
    He urged the youth to learn and use our own rich and complete language which forms the identity and root of all other cultural aspects.
    He added that maximum usage and adoration of mother language is key to its promotion.
    Editor, LAACL Leh, Dr Thupstan Norboo, in his welcome address, highlighted the importance of observing International Mother Language Day. He said that mother tongue has a tremendous impact on an individual’s personality and also helps improve other critical thinking skills. He added that mother language can be used as a meaningful learning tool.
    Further, he said that poetry is seen as a powerful tool to bring awareness and it can inspire youth to incline towards learning indigenous language. Therefore, the young and budding poets should lead in bringing cultural transformation through their poetries.
    Prominent poets on the occasion included Former Editor, LAACL Leh, Ven Tsering Chosphel; Research Officer, CIBS Leh, Dr Konchok Rigzin; noted Balti poets, Ali Mohd Zurkhang and Kaneez Fatima; Former Councillor, Ven Lobzang Snyantak; Translator, CIBS Leh, Dr Thinles Gyurmet; Research Scholar, Tsering Dolker; Ven Sonam Paljor-Yakrang; Ven Neston Namgyal; Konchok Nawang; Tsering Dorje-Chotar; Ven Konchok Gyatso-Yuru; Rinchen Dorje-Nubra; Tsewang Dorje and Stanzin Dosnga-Zanskar.
    Research Assistant, LAACL Leh, Tundup Dorje presented the vote of thanks.