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Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver Creates Hyperlocal Libraries for Children in Multilingual Indian Languages on International Mother Language Day

Story Weaver, an initiative of Pratham Books, a not-for-profit publisher, announced the creation of hyperlocal libraries for children to promote and preserve children’s literature in Konkani, Bhoti and Haryanvi, in observance of International Mother Language Day. World over, around half of the seven thousand spoken languages are feared to die by the end of the present century. In India alone, 197 languages are classified as vulnerable or endangered. Cognizant of the threat of extinction looming large on many leading languages, International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity, and promote multilingualism.