Language is the most powerful tool to expand the vision of human beings and broaden their faculties and help people understand the value of social contract. Language inspires people to come closer irrespective of their natural, social, economic and cultural differences. Different societies have different languages but the power of language is universal. Each year, on 21 February, International Mother Language Day (IMLD) comes as a reminder of the power of language in preserving the uniqueness of human societies and promoting their distinct values.
The theme of this year's IMLD, 'Using technology for multilingual learning: Challenges and opportunities', aims to promote potential role of technology to advance multilingual education and support the development of quality teaching and learning for all.