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April 20: UN Chinese Language Day

Published: April 20, 2020

Every year, on April 20, the United Nations Chinese Language Day is observed. The day is observed to pay tribute to Cangjie. Cangjie is a mythical figure who invented Chinese Characters. The first UN Chinese Language Day was observed in 2010. About Cangjie The legend in China is believed to have four eyes. Also, it ..

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Lai Haraoba Festival begins in Tripura

Published: January 4, 2020

On January 2, 2020, the Lai Haraoba festival began in Tripura. The festival will be celebrated for 5 days. The festival is celebrated by the Meitei community. The community is spread across Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, Myanmar and Bangladesh. However, the festival is widely celebrated in the state of Manipur. Lai Haraoba Festival Lai Haraoba ..

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UN English Language Day

Published: April 24, 2019

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 ..

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National Hindi Divas (NHD)

Published: September 14, 2018

The National Hindi Divas (NHD) is celebrated every year on September 14 in India. On this day, in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of India under Article 343. In all, there are 22 Scheduled languages of India, of which, two are officially used ..

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Urdu declared the second official language in Telangana

Published: November 13, 2017

Urdu was declared second official language in Telangana. It was announced by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in the state Assembly. Every office in the state will now have an Urdu speaking officer. State government will appoint Urdu officers in all offices over next 60 days to receive petitions from public and reply them ..

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