Marathi language day speech
Respected teachers, parents, and dear friends,
Today, on the occasion of Marathi Language Day, we have gathered here to celebrate the rich heritage and cultural significance of the Marathi language. Marathi is one of the oldest languages in India, and it has a deep historical and cultural connection with the state of Maharashtra.
Marathi is a language that is known for its versatility, grace, and depth. It has been the language of many literary giants, including saints, philosophers, and poets. The Marathi language has given us some of the finest literature, theatre, music, and cinema. The richness of Marathi literature is evident from the works of great writers like Jnanpith awardees V.S. Khandekar, Vinda Karandikar, and Bhalchandra Nemade.
Marathi is also the language of great social reformers like Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, who fought against caste discrimination and worked for the upliftment of the downtrodden. It is the language of freedom fighters like Lokmanya Tilak, who used his powerful oratory skills in Marathi to ignite the spark of nationalism among Indians.
Apart from its literary and historical significance, Marathi is also an important language for commerce, education, and administration. It is the official language of the state of Maharashtra and is widely spoken in parts of India and abroad.
On this Marathi Language Day, let us pledge to promote and preserve the richness of this language. Let us take pride in speaking and writing in Marathi and encourage others to do the same. Let us make a conscious effort to read Marathi literature and watch Marathi movies to keep our cultural roots alive.
In conclusion, I would like to say that the Marathi language is not just a language, but it is a part of our identity and heritage. Let us celebrate and cherish this language, and ensure that it continues to thrive for generations to come. Jai Maharashtra, Jai Marathi!