Celebrating International Mother Language Day

21 Feb 2018  Wed

India is the land where culture and diversity are celebrated every day. We have some or the other reason to rejoice our great civilization and culture which we are carrying forward since ages. Among them, language is the one that we give forward to our future generations.

When we are born in this world, the first language is taught by the mother which is ‘mother tongue’. Speaking in mother tongue makes you convey your emotions correctly. It also signifies the ethnicity and the state we come from. However, these days youngsters are imitating the western culture and forgetting their mother tongue.

With the concern to preserve and create awareness culture and linguistic, 21st February is seen as the International Mother Language Day.

India is the most diverse country, it has 29 states and almost each and every state has its own language; with ‘Hindi’ being our national language. So if you have ever noticed our currency notes we can see these languages and scripts on Indian bank notes. It has 15 languages in the language panel along with Hindi and English, making it to a total of 17!

The featured stamp in the image having the face value of 30 takas was issued by Bangladesh in 2002 on International Mother Language Day.

So let’s take an ought that we will learn all different languages but keep the roots of our culture deep in our minds.

United Nations quoted on the International Mother Language Day: “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”.

Enjoy the day of languages!

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