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Date(s) - 26/09/2021
10:00 am - 5:15 pm


The European Day of Languages has been celebrated since 2001. Millions of people in all member states of the Council of Europe celebrate this day. But it is not only in Europe that this day is celebrated. In the South Asia region, we have been celebrating this day since 2019 in cooperation with schools and cultural and foreign representations of various European countries.

It is important to draw attention to the diversity of European languages. But we also want to highlight the exchange between all languages in such a colourful and language-rich space as South Asia. To this end, in this special year 2021, the anniversary year of the European Day of Languages, we invite artists, poets to speak about language, its migration and transformation. All our guests are emissaries of cultural exchange as they move transculturally in the global world and make language the subject of exchange.

Programme: 26.09.2021 | 10:00 – 17:15 IST

For Everyone
10:00 – 10:30 IST
  • Introduction Welcome Speech by dignitaries
  • Video message by dignitaries
  • Cultural performance by school students
For Schools For Adults
10:30-12:00 IST Student Group 1:

  • Short Film Screening and Discussion on the films produced by the students
  • Virtual Gallery Walk through the artworks of the students
10:30-11:30 IST Talk with famous author Peggy Mohan
about migration, the development of the languages of India and the history of their speakers.
14:00-15:30 IST “Student Group 2:
Short Film Screening and Discussion on the films produced by the students
Virtual Gallery Walk through the artworks of the students”
14:00-15:30 IST 6 poets from India and Europe reading and discussing their poems

  • André Velter from France, writes in French
  • Christian Filips from Germany, writes in German
  • Iris Blauensteiner from Austria, writes in German
  • Rui Cóias from Portugal writes in Portugese
  • Subhro Bandopadhyaya from India, writes in Spanish and Bangla
  • Sabika Abbas Naqvi from India, writes in Urdu, Hindi, Hindustani and English


For Everyone
 16:00-17:00 IST Music meets poetry

  • by Janice Pariat, an Indian poet and writer, born in Assam and based in Shillong and Anoushka Maskey, singer-songwriter, based in Sikkim and Mumbai
17:00-17:15 IST
  • Farewell note
  • Video message by dignitaries

Opening and closing ceremonies will be translated into Indian Sign Language.


Zoom Link For Everyone + Schools | 10:00-17:15 IST

Zoom Link For Adults | 10:30-15:30 IST

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