International Mother Language Day Celebration

By: administrator | Posted on: 11/08/2020 11:48:41

International Mother Language Day is being celebrated on 21 February. The day is observed on the 21st of February every year to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

Since 2019 is also the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the theme of this year's Mother Language Day is Indigenous Languages as a factor in development, peace and reconciliation.

At least 43 per cent of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world are endangered. Only a few hundred languages have genuinely been given a place in education systems and the public domain. According to UN data, a language disappears every two weeks taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage.

Dr. Col. TPS Kandra (Director MCEE-MIM) today urged the students & staff of the college to speak in their mother languages in order to enrich different languages. In his message on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, he said only the mother tongue allows people to truly express their feelings. Dr. Col. TPS Kandra said a language expresses the creative experience of generations and hence, the degradation of a language is a loss of heritage. On the Occasion of Mother's language day MIM organizes the Painting, Essay and Poster competition.

UNESCO has been celebrating International Mother Language Day for nearly 20 years with the aim of preserving this linguistic diversity and promoting mother tongue-based multilingual education. Progress is being made in this direction with a growing understanding of its importance, particularly in early schooling.