In 1999, UNESCO recognized February 21 as International Mother Language Day to honor the Bengali demonstrations in the then East Pakistan [current Bangladesh] against the use of Urdu as the sole national language in 1952. UNESCO, which is celebrating International Mother Language Day for almost 20 years, aims at preserving it and promoting mother tongue-based multilingual education. Language is fundamental to communication of all kinds, and it is communication that makes change and development possible in human society. The Bangladeshi Student Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will also be celebrating International Mother Language Day (IMLD) on February 21 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Since embedded in our indigenous languages is our rich culture, history, traditions, and values, government must take deliberate and concrete steps to protect them by enforcing the national policy on education with regard to learning and teaching of mother tongue.
At least 43% of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world are endangered.
The United Nations General Assembly has called upon Member States "to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world".
For PanSALB, a day is not enough to celebrate our diversity of languages, especially in a country that has 11 official languages.
Today, the world celebrates Mother Language Day, a day set aside by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to "promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism". Technology can help massively in this mission so as the political will.
For students, it suggests - observe how many mother languages your fellow classmates can speak.
Cyclone Gita now making landfall in New Zealand's South Island Cyclone Gita is making landfall in the upper NW South Island. On Feb. 20, there was a state of emergency declared in the Buller, Grey, Westland, Nelson/Tasman and Christchurch regions.
Now Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux will have to figure out how to split their assets and move on with their lives. Supposedly, Justin was more and more focused on yourself and your career, while Jennifer was like to appear in public.
The YPG has officially denied that they have agreed to Syrian troops entering the region, according to Kurdish outlet Rudaw. Syrian state TV reported that rebels fired dozens of mortar rounds and rockets at Damascus, wounding eight people.
After the Opening Ceremony at the Games, Rippon appeared in a photo posted to Instagram by slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy. Greisman shared a text message between him and Field about Rippon and his mom said , "Sam... he's insanely pretty".
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We will get benefit if we buy from Iran. "For the longest of time, India and Iran have been learning from each other", Modi said. India committed up to $500 million for the development of Chabahar along with associated roads and rail lines.
By June 2018, all Happy Meals will contain fewer than 600 calories and have less than 650 milligrams of sodium. The company says it is working to improve the nutrition of its food for both kids and adults around the world.
The iOS version additionally mentions "Fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories". On its website, updates are titled iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, tvOS 11.2.6, and High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update.
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U.S. officials estimate income from the illegal narcotics made from poppies funds 65 percent of Taliban-led insurgent activities. The army chiefs will also look at the region's burgeoning narcotics trade as Afghanistan hits record levels of poppy production.
PTI confirms Imran's third marriage to Bushra
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Lloyds Walks Away from Standard Life Contract
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Canada win inaugural mixed doubles curling gold
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