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Jamshedpur: International Mother Language Day was celebrated in assorted and exciting flavors of Ho, Santhali, Bhojpuri, Gurumukhi and Bengali traditional formats in the forms of songs, recitation and dances that proved that languages held no barriers to expression in a country of multihued traditions, mother tongue and cultures that make this land uniquely stand apart from other lands.
This pulsating program was organized by various cultural organizations at the Cinema Road Petrol Pump compound in Parsudih.
The program commenced with tribute to the Pulwama martyrs by observing a two minute silence. Condolence was also offered in the memory of late journalist Srinivas Suman�s unexpected demise.
The Mother language gala started with observations, poetry recitations, songs and dances. Sona Hembram, Chandni Bodra, Sumitra Bandiya presented their items in the Ho language while Santhali exponents Kiran Murmu, Mahi Baskey, Parvati Murmu and Payal Murmu captivated the audience.
Rajendra Sah Raj presented Bhojpuri songs as did Manmohan Singh in Gurumukhi. Anita Kar, Shankar Sur, Anamika Sur, Anindita Gupta, Anjana and Soma performed popular Bengali songs in many variants. Pamela Pal�s dance recital also evoked appreciation from the large and assorted audience. Popular folk singer Subroto Biswas added another feather to his cap with his renditions that left the audience mesmerized.
In their inaugural address Santhali litterateur Bhogla Soren and Bhojpuri singer Rajendra Sah Raj expressed pride in their Mother languages. The latter also proposed the vote of thanks.