International Mother Language Day is celebrated every year on 21st February.
This year’s theme for International Mother Language Day is “Language without borders”.
An open letter has been issued by the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay said in the open letter, “By bringing their speakers closer together, by allowing them to flourish in a shared context, mother tongues generate social inclusion, innovation, and imagination. They also breathe life into cultural diversity and serve as instruments of peace.”
Different organizations around the world host events to remember International Mother Language Day. The international news source says that UNESCO will also host an event at its headquarters in Paris, France. Event activities may include cross border languages, cultural performances as well as a roundtable.
According to an international news agency, International Mother Language Day was first suggested by Bangladesh, a UN member state. UNESCO General Conference had approved its observance in 1999.
The United Nations has proclaimed 24th of January as an International Day of Education all over the world. International Day of Education is celebrated to acknowledge the role of education in our lives for our upbringing and development.
In fact, the biggest reason behind many countries being not able to confront the challenge of poverty is just because of lagging in the provision of an inclusive and equitable quality of education. The celebration of International day intends to serve as a reminder for every individual across the world to understand the value of education.