Thursday, 20 February 2014

IMLD 2014

Our languages are very important and special. They may appear complicated, but such complications make them unique. They have to be empowered to take their place in the league of languages and claim their global citizenship. The 15th edition of the International Mother Language Day is celebrated today, 21st of February 2014. The theme: ‘Local languages for global citizenship: Spotlight on Science’, emphasizes participation in globalization, where ideally such interaction should involve ‘sharing’. If we cannot share because we do not have the tools, then we may end up being colonized again by those who have what to share. Let us therefore empower our languages. Let us do it together because we all have roles to play in the empowerment enterprise. Let us empower them so that we can share them as global citizens, bearing in mind that in the galaxy of languages, every word is a star. Happy International Mother Language Day.

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