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The UGC has asked Universities across India to celebrate "Matribhasha Diwas" to promote the use of mother tongue on March 3 this year as February 21, the day declared by UNESCO as Mother languages day, happens to be a Sunday.
UGC wrote a letter to vice-chancellors mentioning that since February 21, which is celebrated as the Mother Languages Day is a Sunday, it has been decided to celebrate "Matribhasha Diwas" on March 3 and they have to ensure celebration of Matribhasha Diwas takes place on March 3, 2016.
The commission has also asked universities to hold various activities to celebrate "Matribhasha Diwas".