International Mother Language Day
International Mother Language Day was established by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrate cultural diversity and remember the “language martyrs” students from 1952 Bangladesh. These students are remembered through the encouragement of multiculturalism, and the promotion protective measures for endangered langues.
It is difficult to imagine the difficulties faced by students who are required to learn a foreign language. Without linguistic inclusion, education is not equal. Multicultural festivals are a part of the International Mother Language Day celebrations. They promote diversity, tolerance, social cohesion and cultural awareness. We value and encourage the unique nuances and subtleties that linguistic communication can bring to individuals’ culture and personal identity.
Nelson Mandela said, “If you speak to a man using a language he can understand, it goes to his head.” Talking to him in his native language will get you to his heart.