un mother language day

The United Nations’ (UN) International Mother Language Day is held each year on February 21 to celebrate languages spoken worldwide. It also observes the human right to use these languages.

The date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, the capital of what is now Bangladesh.

International Mother Language Day 2013

UNA meeting on the 20th February

Subject: Mother Language to fit in with the UN designated day of Mother Language and Language Diversity.

All welcome

Speaker: Gareth Davies (tutor at Brasshouse Language Centre)

Venue: St Columba’s Church Hall, on 20th February at 7.30 pm.

Talk and discussion followed by refreshments. Entrance free, donations for expenses welcome.