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Report of Celebration of Vishva Gujarati Bhasha Divas celebrated by
Gujarati Department of SNDTWU. Mumbai
On 24th August, 2016 Visva Gujarati divas, which is also a birthday of legendary poet and social reformer, Veer Narmad was celebrated by Gujarati Department. Hon. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Shashikal Wanjari who in her Presidential Address praised Maharshi Karve’s vision of promoting higher education in regional languages such as Marathi and Gujarati along with English and Hindi. Prof. Vibhuti Patel, In-charge Head of Gujarati Dept. narrated a glorious history of development of Gujarati language over last 1000 years and landmark contribution of Ancient, Medieval, Modern, Gandhian and post Gandhian, post-modern, Dalit and feminist literature in Gujarati. Dr. Darshana Oza, Associate Professor of Gujarati Dept. profiled 65 years of the impressive history of Gujarati Dept. of SNDTWU (1951-2016) in terms of contributions of luminaries who headed the dept. and brought accolades for the dept. thro’ their research, teaching, publications of literary works that resulted in the Dpet. Geeting prestigious Department Research Scheme grant of Rs. 40 lakhs from the University Grants Commission (UGC).Shri. Kavit Pandya, Assistant Professor fo Gujarati Dept. beautifully ancored the event.

Panelist invited to discuss importance of Gujarati language and literature were luminaries Dr. Dinkarbhai joshi, Dr. Nalinee Madgaonkar, Shri. Hiren Mehta (Asst. Editor, Chitralekha) and poet Shri. Sanjay Pandya.

All of them also released the issue of an inhouse journal, PRAYAS published by Gujarati Dept., SNDTWU, Mumbai