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Matribhasha Diwas

Published on February 20, 2020
Current context: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) will celebrate Matribhasha Diwas across the country on 21st February 2020.
Matribhasha Diwas
  • The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu will be the Chief Guest at the main event to be held in New Delhi on 20th February 2020.
  • Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will be the Guest of Honour on the occasion.
  • The theme of the programme is based on the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat, which is ‘Celebrating our Multilingual Heritage’.
  • MHRD is celebrating the Matribhasha Diwas for the past three years, along with other educational institutions and language institutions.
  • International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance day, being held on 21st February and is a part of UNESCO’s calendar of events.
  • The day is observed to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
  • It was first announced by UNESCO on 17th November, 1999 and was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2008.


Q.1 The Government of India observes the Matribhasha Diwas across the country every year on ______________?
a. 11th February
b. 19th March
c. 21st February
d. 8th March

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