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International Mother Language Day


It always falls on February 21 every year.



This day was launched by UNESCO in 1999 to support languages ​​that are over 6,000 in the world and at least half of them are at risk of extinction.

In Pakistan, on February 21, 1952, the Bengali language movement was brutally suppressed, attended by students. The Pakistani armed forces brutally suppressed these protests and killed dozens of people. Therefore, as a reminder of this day, UNESCO introduced 1999 in support of languages ​​that are over 6,000 in the world and at least half of them are at risk of extinction.

Only a few hundred languages ​​have gained a place in education systems and in the public sphere and less than a hundred languages ​​are used in the digital world.

In 2008, the UN General Assembly declared the International Day of Languages ​​and adopted Resolution A / RES / 61/266 calling on governments to maintain minority languages.

A mother tongue is an important part of every person. It is a cultural heritage of humanity and is therefore to preserve it. Language is the most powerful tool for preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. The language that carries the entire cultural and intellectual heritage disappears every 2 weeks. About 40% of the population does not have access to education they speak or understand.

This day is organized around the world with cultural and educational events to deepen the relationship with the language.

The aim is to show the richness of language, its forms and transformations. Raise awareness of the diversity of languages ​​but also mobilize partners and resources to support the implementation of strategies and policies for linguistic diversity and multilingualism around the world. Also protect the linguistic diversity of the world and prevent the disappearance of small languages, which are still diminishing.

Language serves for mutual communication and exchange of views. It is also important to express the local customs, cultures and identities of different nations (magic spells, thoughts, aphorisms, novels, novels, short stories, poems, rhymes).






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