On the birth anniversary of Raashtreeya Shaayar Jhaverchand Meghani, the noted poet, litterateur and social reformer from Gujarat, Gujarati Diwas is celebrated in Gujarat and rest of India.
The language reflects the rich culture and heritage of Gujarat and with 65.5 million speakers of Gujarati worldwide, it is the 26th most spoken native language in the world.
Udgam School celebrated Gujarati Diwas today with a variety of programmes for all sections of the school.
Secondary section had Nukkad Nataks and Bhawais along with percussion recital by the students of Classes 9 and 10. The children dressed gaily in colourful Gujarati traditional outfits and with great enthusiasm attacked issues like corruption, inflation and gender bias through short delightful plays with apt witticisms.
Middle school had a skit on corruption and poem recitation. Teachers showed videos related to Sri Meghani’s famous songs like ` Ho Raj Mane Lagyo Kasumbi no Rang’and ’Mor bani thangaat kare Mann’.
Songs on Amdavad and Gujarat and its cultural heritage shall also be shown to the students in order to make them feel the pride of being a Gujarati.
Primary section had poem recitations and speeches on Gujarati literature. Teachers shared information about the richness of the Gujarati language.
In addition to the programmes, charts on prominent Gujarati writers were made and displayed on the soft boards all around the school.