Stepanakert hosts event dedicated to International Mother Language Day

At the initiative of the Language Inspectorate of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh and the Department of Education and Sport of the Municipality of Stepanakert, the city’s Alexander Griboyedov Middle School #3 today hosted a city-wide literary-musical event entitled “Golden Key” and dedicated to International Mother Language Day.

According to Artsakhpress, during the event, Head of the Language Inspectorate of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh Artak Ghulyan greeted the attendees and attached importance to the role and significance of the mother language in a person’s life.

“Today, the whole world is celebrating International Mother Language Day. All nations love their respective mother languages a lot. Perhaps it is wrong that we Armenians remember the mother language once a year, but we must always glorify, honor and love our mother language and never distort it. We have to live and breathe with our mother language. The identity and existence of our nation is conditioned by language, and we must cherish, preserve, use and always value it,” Ghulyan particularly said.

On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, Ghulyan granted the certificate of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh to Alexander Griboyedov Middle School #3 of Stepanakert for its contributions to help preserve the purity of the Armenian language.

During the event, the schoolchildren and their teachers recited sayings and poems and performed songs devoted to the mother language and performed Armenian national dances.

Among the attendees were employees of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh and the Municipality of Stepanakert, representatives of educational institutions, schoolchildren and others.

Let us remind that International Mother Language Day was acknowledged by the decision taken by the 30th Session of the UNESCO General Conference in November 1999 and has been celebrated since 21 February 2000 as a day of support to recognition and exercise of the rights to mother languages. Since 2005, International Mother Language Day is also celebrated in Armenia and Artsakh.

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