Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey M. Allama Siddiki said: "Language is a handsome creation of human genius".
"We can not continue to create a situation in which African children are made to leave their African languages at the gates of learning", said Dr Rakweni Mpho Monareng.
The college organised the event with the theme "Enriching Mother Language".
During his speech, Siddiki commemorated the people who were killed during a protest for the right of Bengali language to be one of the state languages of Pakistan in 1952.
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The Turkish Cultural Center of Boston will be throwing an event on February 21 to celebrate International Mother Language Day (IMLD) from 6-7:30 p.m.
The International Mother Language Day been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
As the world marks the 2018 International Mother Tongue Day, it is important for all stakeholders to pay attention to the growing extinction of many of our indigenous languages and the implication to the future of our country.
The United Nations estimates that 43% of the estimated 6000 languages spoken globally are endangered; ANZASW commends all efforts to protect these languages from disappearance. "Our values, our beliefs and our identity are embedded within it", UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said in a statement to commence this year's International Mother Language Day.
For PanSALB, a day is not enough to celebrate our diversity of languages, especially in a country that has 11 official languages.