International Mother Language Day Current Affairs, GK & News
International Mother Language Day is observed on 21st February each year to create public awareness and political will to preserve and protect all language spoken worldwide. It is the initiative of Bangladesh and has been observed since 2000. The theme for this year is “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society”. This is to highlight the importance of fostering mother language through early days of education and childhood.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched International Mother Language Day (IMLD) in 1991, with an objective of gaining global support for preserving the diversity of languages, with special focus on indigenous languages. This year, UNESCO has declared ‘Languages without borders’ as the theme for International Mother Language Day 2020. In India, ..
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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Matribhasha Diwas or International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is observed annually across the world on 21st February. It is celebrated in India by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. The theme of the programme is ‘Celebrating our Multilingual Heritage’. For the past three years, the Ministry of HRD has been celebrating the day across the ..
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 ..
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The International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is celebrated every year by UNESCO on February 21 to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversityand promote multilingualism. This year, in 2018, UNESCO commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its bold statement that ‘no discrimination can be made on the basis of ..