Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat - Bhasha Sangam: GuidelinesThe programme “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” has been initiated to celebrate the spirit of national integration. Bhasha Sangam marks the unique symphony of
languages of our country and is an expression of our shared dreams, hopes and aspirations for one India.
India’s richness is marked by her cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity. In order to celebrate these unique features of our country, the Bhasha Sangam initiative
under the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat ushers in a programme for schools and educational institutions to provide multilingual exposure to students in Indian
languages listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. This initiative is just the beginning of a journey meant to create interest in these languages and a
curiosity to learn more. It will be followed by other activities subsequently.
Objectives of Bhasha Sangam:i) To introduce school students to all the 22 Indian Languages of Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India.
ii) To enhance linguistic tolerance and respect, and promote national integration.
Features of Bhasha Sangam:1. This will be run by the State/UT Department of School Education.
2. A short dialogue consisting of fve simple, commonly used sentences has been designed in 22 languages for use by students of all classes. These sentences are at pages 1 to 22 of this booklet and have been arranged in alphabetical order of the language. It may be noted that the translations in Roman and Devanagari scripts have been simplifed for use by children.
3. Sentences from each language are to be shared with students everyday for 22 working days. Everyday only one language will be shared. A schedule in this
regard giving the language of the day is placed at page ii of this booklet.
4. In case any school misses a language on any day, then it should continue with the schedule as at page ii and cover the missing language at the end.
5. A digital book with audio recordings of the dialogues is available on the websites http://epathshala.gov.in/ and MHRD website
http://mhrd.gov.in/bhashasangam so that students can hear the correct pronunciations.
6. The suggested activities should be carried out in a joyful and interesting manner. Students have enjoyed the activities and participated with great enthusiasm
wherever this initiative has been piloted. This initiative is not mandatory and there should be no formal testing of any kind.
7. Heads of schools may upload photographs and videos of daily activities under Bhasha Sangam. The State/UT Department of School Education and the DEOs
and BEOs may also upload/submit photos and videos of the activities at the State/UT level, and the district and the block level respectively. The Department of School Education and Literacy, MHRD, Govt. of India will recognise and award the best schools, the best blocks, the best districts and the best States/UTs on the basis of the uploaded/submitted photographs and videos.
Bhasha sangham user mannual with all details
Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat - Bhasha Sangam guidelines for Schools