On February 21, the Embassy of Bangladesh hosted a celebration of the International Mother Language Day in Asia House. The celebration included a keynote speech by Marie Højlund Roesgaard, Associate Professor at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at University of Copenhagen, as well as a speech by H.E. Muhammad A. Muhith, Bangladesh Ambassador to Denmark. 21 February was declared as the International Mother Language Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris in November 1999. Since February 2000, International Mother Language Day is being observed globally to recognize and promote cultural and linguistic diversity.
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