International Mother language day celebrated

The International Mother Language day was celebrated all over the world on February 21.  The theme of the 2021 International Mother Language Day, “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society,” recognized that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the Sustainable Development Goals’ focus on leaving no one behind. UNESCO believes education, based on the first language or mother tongue, must begin from the early years as early childhood care and education is the foundation of learning.The annual commemoration honours linguistic diversity and multilingualism, which UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay called “this priceless heritage of humanity.” The focus of this year was inclusion. “This is essential, because when 40 per cent of the world’s inhabitants do not have access to education in the language they speak or understand best, it hinders their learning, as well as their access to heritage and cultural expressions,” Ms. Azoulay said in her message for the Day. 

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