International Mother Language day

Posted by Peter MUIR


Today is International Mother Language Day. According to the UN’s event site, this day…

has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. 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.

Language is a very strong way of preserving and connecting with your cultural background.  If you find it difficult to speak to others, especially friends and relatives in the country of your origin, why not learn this language as a part of your CAS / C&S efforts!