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International Mother Language Day celebrated across the world

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International Mother Language Day celebrated across the worldThe 15th anniversary of International Mother Language Day was celebrated across the world on 21 February 2015. The day is observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

The day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999.

The International Mother Language Day, February 21, represents the date in 1952 when students from Bangladesh 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.

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