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On 1st March, 2012 a Seminar was organized by the Vidyasagar College Chemistry department. It was very informative and was able to grow interest among other students. There were some easy and interesting experiments to identify adulteration contained in our food stuffs. This was shown by the Food and Nutrition department of Vidyasagar College.
International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999 (30C/62).
On 16 May 2009 the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/61/266 called upon Member States “to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world”. By the same resolution, the General Assembly proclaimed 2008 as the International Year of Languages, to promote unity in diversity and international understanding, through multilingualism and multiculturalism.
International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, the capital of what is now Bangladesh.
Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.
Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar College, sincerely thanks all participants to make the UGC sponsored national level seminar a grand success.
Date: 9th and 10th December, 2011 at the “Acharya Prafulla Chandra Alochona Kakshya”- 17, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata- 700006 (Vidyasagar College Bidhan Sarani Campus).
This seminar was organized in collaboration with Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. Read the rest of this entry