International Mother Language Day 2022: Wishes, messages and significance everything you need to know

International Mother Language Day 2022: Wishes, messages and significance everything you need to know

The 21st of February is International Mother Language Day. The UN-designated day recognises the importance of languages
Mother Language Day
International Mother Language Day (source: UNESCO)

The 21st of February is International Mother Language Day. The UN-designated day recognises the importance of languages and multilingualism in advancing inclusiveness, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals' emphasis on leaving no one behind. Bangladesh was the driving force behind the creation of International Mother Language Day, which was approved by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference in 1999 and has been observed yearly since then. In the year 2000, the inaugural International Mother Language Day was commemorated all around the world.

According to the United Nations, a language is lost every two weeks, and at least 43% of the world's estimated 6000 languages are endangered. India has 121 different languages. Part A of the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India specifies 22 of them, whereas part B specifies the remaining 99. In addition, India has 270 different mother tongues.

Mother Language day wishes and messages

Language may be only a means of communicating with one another, but mother tongue is what binds us to our culture. I'd like to wish everyone a happy International Mother Language Day.

Language serves as a cultural map. It explains where its ancestors came from and where they are headed.

We may not know how essential our mother tongue is to us, which is why we should celebrate International Mother Language Day with zeal.

Language is described as a means of expressing oneself, and your mother tongue is a language that links us to our own culture. I'd like to wish everyone a happy International Mother Language Day.

For us Indians, I don't believe English will ever be able to replace the wonder of feelings that our native tongue can provide.