18 languages were presented and highlighted at the House of Lords of British Parliament marking the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The event was organised by Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence in association with All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Modern Languages supported by the Chartered Institute of Linguists.
Parliamentary host Baroness Garden of Frognal emphasised on the importance of different languages and lauded the organisers for bringing together a meaningful content. Poems, mostly self-authored by the diaspora members in the UK, were presented in Sanskrit, Assamese, Bengali, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Telugu and Nepali. Also highlighted were some of the scripts such as Takri, Sharda, and Mithilakshar. Founder of Sanskruti Centre Ragasudha Vinjamuri spoke about Tai Khamti language of Arunachal Pradesh. Assamese poem was presented by Gitanjali Cox. Dr Nandita Sahu, Attache (Hindi and Culture) from the High Commission of India has given concluding remarks. All the poems, including Meitei poem by Leina Moirangthem were brought out as a booklet on the occasion. Dr Nandita Sahu, Attachee (Hindi & Culture) at the High Commission of India in London has given concluding remarks.