On Valentine's Day, literatti professed love for Gujarat

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Ahmedabad, Feb 14 (ANI): Scores of literary figures and other local residents in Ahmedabad on Saturday march a massive rally to mark their love and respect for their mother tongue Gujarati.

Many bigwigs from Gujarati literature took part in the rally hailed at the time of Valentine's Day.

Gujarati Language Council Secretary Kiran Trivedi said, "We are expressing our love for our mother tongue on the day when people celebrate the day of love. Also, from next week the UNO and UNESCO have declared to celebrate February 21 as the Mother Tongue Day. So we have started the celebration of loving one's mother tongue from today."

A Gujarati writer Suresh Dalal believed that English has become a status of symbol nowadays and said, "We are not against English but we are against glorifying it at the cost of mother tongue. If you drop 'M' from mother, it is other. We are interested in mother tongue but not other tongue."

Around 14 voluntary fora participated in this massive rally hosted on Valentine's Day in the cause of Gujarati. (ANI)

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