The famous president of south Africa, nelson Mandela ones said; “If you talk to a man in the language he understands it goes to his mind but if you talk to him in his language, it goes to his heart.”
Language is the most valuable asset of any nation. However multilingualism is the key to promote and assure quality education for all. Multilingualism is extremely effective in combating discriminations. Our languages are who we are, if we protect them, we actually protect ourselves.
The International Mother Language Day is observed each year on Feb 21. The day was declared formally in the General conference of UNESCO in November 1999, after its declaration the observation of the day became an event of each year. The International Mother Language Day is celebrated to promote multilingualism, promote effectiveness in learning and discourage discrimination.
On 16 May 2007 General Assembly formally declared 2008 International Year of Languages, pursuant to the resolution adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization at its thirty-third session on 20 October 2005, and named the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to serve as the lead agency for the Year.
One of the leading online educational institutions, Headway University also observes this day to celebrate the multiculturalism and multilingualism in it and to promote effectiveness in learning. Headway University offers degrees in 71 majors under 16 schools of education. Headway degrees are highly acclaimed and acknowledged by leading employers of the world. Headway graduates make their mark in their companies by implementing the practical knowledge and skills that they are equipped with at the time of education through the learned faculty of Headway University. Headway University also provides free verification of educational documents for the convenience and benefit of is students and to provide them with a value added advantage among others at the time of recruitment. This year, on the International Mother Language Day Headway University organized an online seminar that highlights the importance of language in any culture and ways to preserve your mother language for years to come.
“The vitality of languages depends on all those who speak them and rally round to protect them. Headway University pays tribute to them. Multilingualism is a living resource; let us use it for the benefit of all.”