• Class-X or SSC exams are the most crucial school exams in India. It is shocking that the highest number of students who failed SSC exams during the current decade in Gujarat, flunked in Gujarati – their mother tongue.
  • What holds true for Gujarat, holds true for many other states in the country and their languages.
  • The idea is to inspire young people to write, tell their stories, document history from multiple perspectives.
  • Finding Gujarati translators, writers, journalists and copy editors with excellent writing, editing and proof-reading skills is proving more difficult and is going to be a daunting task in future, as most schools are turning English medium.
  • If there is more money in English writing, new and upcoming writers will prefer that. They will also prefer film writing in Hindi. Which means if there is no intervention, then Gujarati literature and language will continue to be poorer in terms of literary creativity. Hence readers of Gujarati will further impoverish, intellectually.
  • The Festival will serve the purpose of a university that goes to people and facilitates learning in a fun way.