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Language and Bricks

IMLD@UNIUYO_Eno

The United Nations set aside a day to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity. This was motivated by the killing of four students in Bangladesh in 1952 for their campaign to use their mother tongue, Bangali, as the official language. Since 1999, following UNESCO’s proclamation of February 21st as the International Mother Language Day, the idea has been to sensitize public opinion towards mother tongue use on this day.  The celebration also promotes mutual respect based on love of one’s mother tongue. It was in this spirit that we celebrated the 2013 edition of linguistic diversity all over the world with the theme:...

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