IMLD EVENTS WORLDWIDE
毎年２月２１日は、ユネスコが制定した「国際母語デー(International Mother Language Day)」という日です。
Date: 21st February, Friday 12:00~17:00
Place: B building of the University of Electro-Communications.
Entry fee: Free
・ミニ国連会議 (Model United Nations)
*Time Schedule for IMLD*
12:00 Open (Start each language’s booth)
13:00 Opening ceremony with speech
14:00 Model United Nations
15:00 Brief descriptions of booths and a rest
15:30 Bengal Performance
15:40 Storytelling with pictures
16:00 Poetry reciting in traditional costume
16:40 Presentation about IMLD
17:00 Closing ceremony
February 21 is the International Mother Language Day (IMLD). Together with UNESCO we will celebrate IMLD online. Please invite your friends and request them to celebrate IMLD by doing following:
1. Thank your mother, for taking care of you and teaching the language during your childhood. You really learned the language from her!
2. Tell the World that you love your language! Help make sure everyone in the world knows about IMLD by telling your friends on facebook and tweeting with the hashtag #IMLD. Heck, we’ll make it even easier for you to wear a badge, use the link below and add the badge to your profile picture:
3. Please like IMLD page !
4. Join Your Nearest Celebration!
You and your friends are going to need somewhere to go out and celebrate International Mother Language Day.
1 Official IMLD Events taking place in UEC Tokyo!
And don’t worry if there isn’t an official celebration nearby, you can join us online to celebrate International Mother Language Day!
February 21 was declared as International Mother Language Day (IMLD). But when I ask normal Japanese people they have no idea what this day is about. That is why I started this online event to inform our friends about the Bangla language movement and the importance of IMLD. So please invite your friends to this online event.
To know more about the day, please visit this website:
February 21 was declared as International Mother Language Day by UNESCO. But do you know about the History of International Mother Language Day? Why February 21 was chosen? International Mother Language Day originated as the international recognition of Language Movement Day, which has been commemorated in Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) since 1952, when a number of Dhaka university students were killed by the Pakistani police and army in Dhaka during the Bengali Language Movement. This is the only event where people give their lives to keep the independence of using their mother language. To remember them there is a monument named Language Martyr’s Monument (Shahid Minar) in Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Every year more than a million people give flowers there. This is a big event in Bangladesh. Many foreigners visit Bangladesh just to experience the way of Bangladeshi people give respect to those brave hearts. In every district of Bangladesh has a Language Martyr’s Monument, where local people give flower to remember those brave hearts. Language Martyr’s Monument is also built in Ikebukoro park of Tokyo- Japan. There are more than one Language Martyr’s Monument in USA, UK, Italy and many other countries. Please think about your Mother Language not only in February 21 but also in other days. If you did not hear about Bengali or bangla before then for your information: With nearly 230 million total speakers, Bengali is the 5th most spoken language in the world. Regulated by Bangla Academy, Bangladesh.