Saturday, February 21st is The International Mother Language Day.
International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the (UNESCO) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in November 1999. This day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
The date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, the capital of what is now Bangladesh.
Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.
Today February 21st 2015 we’re celebrating the 15 anniversary of International Mother Language Day. As a Moroccan citizen, our mother languages are arabic and amazigh.What’s yours?! Let me know at the comments down below!!