Respecting and recognising the mother tongue and promoting it is vital for the survival of any civilisation, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has said. Addressing the valedictory function of the 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) here on Sunday, Mr. Naidu said, “the colonial rulers always try to attack the culture by destroying the local language and we should not fall prey to that.” “Every nation must encourage their children to study primarily in the mother tongue, as I always say the mother tongue is your eyesight and the other language is your spectacle. If you have eyesight, then spectacle will give better sight. If you don’t have eyesight and if you wear glasses, nothing will be visible. Promote, propagate and write in mother tongue first, then go to other languages. All other languages are important. You should respect, learn and understand your mother language,” he said.Stating that promotion of literature was also an “impactful method” to preserve and promote language, the Vice-President pointed out the best way to do so was to use it extensively in everybody’s life. “That is why, wherever I go, I suggest to people to promote, practise and feel proud of their mother tongue. That’s why in the beginning itself I used certain Odia words,” he said.On the importance of poetry in life, he said, “what is needed is to encourage youngsters to take to poetry, literature, music, dance and other arts so that they can become an ideal citizen. I would also like to ask universities to encourage literature, arts and humanity education. We need poets, writers, artists and singers as much as we need doctors, engineers and scientists.” “Poetry should promote peace, motivate people to cultivate universal brotherhood, social harmony and tolerance, and poetry can serve as a powerful catalyst for transformation. I urge schools to make poetry reading and appreciation a compulsory part of curriculum,” Mr. Naidu said.
A day before foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan meet in Islamabad, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik is hopeful that there will be some progress in bilateral relations. Speaking to Headlines Today, Shahid Malik said that he was expecting a movement forward in the Thimpu spirit. Several confidence building measures will be discussed in Islamabad. “We expect some progress in the Thimpu spirit. Conventional and nuclear CBMs are on the table,” Malik told Headlines Today. As a goodwill gesture before the talks, India sent back six Pakistani prisoners after they were released from different jails.All the prisoners were released at Joint Check Post of Attari international border and they crossed over to Pakistan through the land transit route on the basis of ‘Emergency Travel Certificate’ issued by the Delhi-based Pakistan High Commission.They were arrested after they crossed over to Indian territory without passport and visa, officials said.The repatriated prisoners are Mohammad Naran released from Palra jail of Bhuj in Gujarat, Mohammad Arshad released from a jail in Rajasthan, Asgar Ali released from Bikaner jail in Rajasthan, and Iqbal Sadiq, Nasir Ullah and Amjad Ali were released from three different jails of Punjab, an official at Attari border said.Naran has spent fifteen years behind the bars in India since Pakistan was not confirming his antecedents, the official said. — With PTI inputsFor more News, click here.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisement
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