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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mother tongue instruction and inclusive education'2012

International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2012The United Nations' (UN) International Mother Language Day annually celebrates every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism that’s language diversity and variety worldwide on February 21. 

This year the theme of the International Mother Language day is “Mother tongue instruction and inclusive education”.  UNESCO highlights the importance of mother tongue as part of the right to education and encourages its member states to promote instruction and education in the mother tongue.
21 February 2012 marks the thirteenth International Mother Language Day! 

The day was established in 1999 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the day has been celebrated across the globe since February 2000.
International Mother Language Day remembers events such as the killing of four students on February 21, 1952, because they campaigned to officially use their mother language, Bengali, in Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh, February 21 is the anniversary of a pivotal day in the country's history. People lay flowers at a Shaheed Minar (martyr's monument). They also: purchase glass bangles for themselves or female relatives; eat a festive meal and organize parties; and award prizes or host literary competitions. It is a time to celebrate Bangladesh’s culture and the Bengali language.
International Mother Language Day is a public holiday in Bangladesh, where it is also known as Shohid Dibôsh, or Shaheed Day. It is a global observance but not a public holiday in other parts of the world.


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