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Posted 29 February, 2016 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News
 
 

Ministry of Culture and Sports participates in roundtable discussion under the International Mother Language Day

conversatorio en el día Internacional de la Lengua Matern-02302
conversatorio en el día Internacional de la Lengua Matern-02302

The Ministry of Culture and Sports in coordination with the linguistic community Achí, the Academy of Mayan Languages (ALMG), the National Compensation Program, the Municipal Office of Children, Adolescence and Youth and the Departmental Directorate of Education, Ministry of Education organized a discussion in the framework of the celebration of International Mother Language Day in Rabinal, Baja Verapaz.

The activity was held the last week of February in the premises of the Academy with the participation of 150 entry-level students and diversified Nueva Esperanza Foundation, College Cultural Center Americas and Colegio Nueva Vida the municipality of Rabinal.

In November 1999 It was proclaimed "International Mother Language Day", by the General Conference of UNESCO and has been held annually every 21 February. The celebration aims to promote multilingualism and cultural diversity. It has been widely argued that languages ​​are the most powerful tools for the preservation and development of tangible and intangible cultural heritage of a culture.

Por: Ana Luisa Salguero

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports