The United Nations’ (UN) International Mother Language Day yearly celebrates mother tongue assortment and large quantity across the world on February 21.Its ceremonial was also officially well-known by the United Nations General Assembly in its declaration establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages. International Mother Language Day is observed yearly by UNESCO member states and at its command centre to promote linguistic and cultural collection and multilingualism. It is public holiday celebrated globally.
History of International Mother Language Day:
Partition of India in 1947, the Bengal region was divided as per the foremost religious assurance of the population. The western parts became the element of India and the eastern part make to be a state of Pakistan known as East Bengal and subsequently East Pakistan. However, there was economic, educational and lingual resistance between East and West Pakistan.
These apprehensions were apparent in 1948 when Pakistan’s government declared that Urdu was the only nationalized language. This set fire to objection among the Bengali-speaking typical general public in East Pakistan. The government banned the disputes but on February 21, 1952, students at the University of Dhaka and other activists organized for a protest. Later on that day, the police opened fire at the protesters and killed four students. These students’ downfall in fighting for the right to use their mother language is now considered on International Mother Language Day. On International Mother Language Day the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and other UN organizations participate in dealings that encourage linguistic and cultural assortment.
Activities on the Day:
Sindhi Adabi Sangat (SAS), a forum of literary people of Sindh, announced that it would celebrate the day stress the significance of Sindhi language and hold numerous programs throughout the province in this regard. Sindhi language proficient demanded the government to give national language status to all regional languages spoken in different parts of the country.
When a child is born, language development is built around a child learns from the environment and is close to his mother before the child’s first words spoken is called mother language. The mother should teach their children good words in the beginning.