International Mother Language Day is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 Feb to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity.
Language is just a medium to communicate with fellow humans, speech is not the only mode of communication
Writing and learning is also a form of communication When these modes of communication happen in our own mother tongue we prosper
UNESCO initially announced on 17 Nov 1999 but the dates have been changed because of Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh, the 21 February is the anniversary of the day when Bangladeshis fought for recognition for the Bangla language.
It is said that there are more than 7000 languages spoken in the world. Each language has its own culture and history
India has scheduled 22 languages as their official language and has recognized 234 other languages.
UNESCO has announced this year IMLD as “Domestic languages are the cause of development, peace and reconciliation”
This year UNESCO’s announcement on IMLD is need of the hour in India when the Indian govt is imposing Hindi in everything.
Every language should be given equal space to enhance the lives of all people in the world