CBU COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL MOTHER TONGUE DAY
The Copperbelt University through the school of Humanities and Social Sciences Arts department and the Dag Hammarskjold Institute of peace and conflict studies has joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International day of Mother tongue.
CBU has commemorated the day in dance, music and poem recitals in the different local languages.
Speaking during the ceremony on behalf of DHIPS acting Director Dr John Bwalya, Professor Gosnel York said the international mother tongue day is part of a broader initiative to promote the preservation and protection of all languages.
Professor York added that DHIPS is firmly committed to ethnic peace, stability and greater continent integration through art.
‘’We are commemorating this day through various activities in the different local languages to promote our heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity but also multilingual education ’’ He said.
The international mother tongue day is commemorated annually on 21st February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity. It was first announced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999 and formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in 2002.
Below are the highlights of the event: