International Mother Language Day is a day set aside by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to commemorate the sad massacre that occurred among the Bengali speaking people of Dhaka in Indonesia on the 23rd of February 1952.
The objective of International Mother Language Day is the preservation of linguistic diversity, promotion of mother tongue based multilingual education, as well as prevent indigenous languages around the world from going into extinction as it has been discovered one language disappears on average every two weeks, taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage.
Hence, the theme of this year’s International Mother Language Day is “Using Technology for Multilingual Learning: Challenges and Opportunities. Due to some setback, this year’s event will be celebrated on the 28th June 2022.
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