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Delhi government recently announced that it is to set up a Tamil Academy to protect the Tamil language and culture. Who is the vice chairman of the Tamil Academy set up by Delhi government? The Ex-Councilor N Raja has been appointed as the vice chairman of the newly set up Tamil Academy. What are the ..
On February 21, UNESCO is celebrating International Mother Language Day. It is important to celebrate the day as globalization process has put languages under threat and they are disappearing altogether. When languages fade away, the cultural diversity of the world fades away as well. Highlights Every year, UNESCO has been celebrating International Mother Language Day ..
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The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is observed every year on May 21 to increase the understanding of issues around cultural diversity and development among governments, non-governmental organizations and the public. The day was created as a result of the destruction of the Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001. ..
Topics: Buddhas of Bamyan • Buddhism in Afghanistan • Cultural diversity • Culture • Geography of Asia • Hazarajat • Multiculturalism • Taliban • UNESCO • United Arab Emirates • World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
The UN English Language Day is observed every year on 23rd of April to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization. These are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. For the English language, 23 April was chosen because it is the ..
Topics: Arabic • Arabic language • Cultural diversity • Culture • English language • Language • Language acquisition • Multilingualism • Official language • UN Arabic Language Day • UN Chinese Language Day • UN English Language Day
The International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is observed every year on 21st of February to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Since 2019 is also the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL19), the theme of this year’s IMLD is “Indigenous Languages as a factor in development, peace and reconciliation”. At least 43% of the ..
Topics: Academic disciplines • Cultural diversity • First language • International Mother Language Day • International Year of Indigenous Languages • Language acquisition • Languages • Linguistic rights • Multilingual Education • Multilingualism • Sociolinguistics
The World Sustainable Gastronomy Day (WSGD) is observed every year on June 18 to focus the world’s attention on the role that sustainable gastronomy can play. The day also reaffirms that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development. The UN General Assembly (UNGA) designated 18 June as Sustainable Gastronomy Day ..