Marathi Bhasha Bhavan to soon open in Airoli; CIDCO hands over 3000sqm land to the department

Minister for the Marathi Language, Subhash Desai, accepted the papers from CIDCO. As per reports, the proposed sub-centre will have various amenities like grand hall, library, children's area, offices, etc.

Marathi Bhasha Bhavan to soon open in Airoli; CIDCO hands over 3000sqm land to the department

The state government of Maharashtra had decided to set up a Marathi Bhasha Bhavan in the state. The initiative was planned by the Marathi Language Department of the  government, and implementing the same, officials recently confirmed that the construction of the sub-centre will now gain momentum. 

As per reports, the sub-center will be located at Airoli in Navi Mumbai and the land required for the same was handed over to the Marathi Language Department on behalf of CIDCO. Present at the meeting to accept the documents was Marathi Language Minister, Subhash Desai

The Free Press Journal published a statement from the press release that read, “The state government had approached CIDCO in 2016 for a plot of land with the aim of bringing all these offices together. Accordingly, CIDCO has allotted plot no. 6A is approximately 3000 sq.m. in Airoli. The land has been reserved for Marathi Bhasha Bhavan sub-center and it has been was handed over to the state government on long term lease.”

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Information shared regarding the same reveals that this sub-center will include offices of Directorate of Languages, library, grand hall, children's area and pavilions for senior citizens, etc. The building will be constructed by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and structure is expected to stand out as a cultural center in Navi Mumbai. This focus will be to add and preserve Marathi literature and culture, said Subhash Desai. 

Besides Minister Desai, officials of CIDCO, MIDC and Marathi Language Department were also present at this occasion.

Over the last many months, the state government has been making efforts to give the language an elite status. Sharing more information about this, Minister Desai said that the efforts should be made to ensure people understand the importance of Marathi language, know more about its traditional and original form, and to ensure the same, officials will have to plan activities to pass on the awareness among the general public through books and exhibitions.

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Though Maharashtrians have a curiosity and pride for their mother tongue, not everyone has the knowledge about the history. Understanding the need, the department has been directed to ensure the information is shared in the best way possible using various means. 

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