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Observance of the International Mother Language Day 2021
22 Feb 2021 -  “Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow” – Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Each year, on 21 February, International Mother Language Day (IMLD) comes as a reminder of the power of language in preserving the uniqueness of human societies and promoting their distinct values.
This year, UNESCO has decided on ‘Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society’ as the theme for the IMLD.
To observe IMLD 2021, the Permanent Missions of Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, Jordan, New Zealand, Lithuania, UN, and UNESCO would be organizing a virtual event on the 22 February 2021.
The event is aimed at upholding the inalienable right of people globally to their mother languages and the importance of linguistic and cultural diversities.
Representatives of the co-hosting member states and the UN will speak about their visions and commitments for promoting multilingualism within and beyond UN as a means for promoting inclusion in education and society.
The discussion will be followed by a multilingual cultural programme.