Language Days at the UN
English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare. The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Public Information, establishing language days for each of the Organization's six official languages. The purpose of the UN's language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.
Under the initiative, UN duty stations around the world celebrate six separate days, each dedicated to one of the Organization's six official languages.
The days are as follows:
Language Days at the UN aim to entertain as well as inform, with the goal of increasing awareness and respect for the history, culture and achievements of each of the six working languages among the UN community.
Multilingualism and the UN
The Children Day
The Children Day :
The 14th of November is celebrated as children’s day. It is the birthday of Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru - the first Prime Minister of free India. It has an importance of its own.
Pundit Nehru had a great love for children. He wanted to be among them, talk to them and play with them. The children also loved and respected him and called him CHACHA NEHRU.
The 14th November is celebrated every year by the people of India in a befitting manner. Early in the morning people, begin gathering at Shanti Bhavan to pay homage to the great leader. The visitors include cabinet ministers and high officials. Wreaths are placed at the Samadhi, prayers are held and hymns are chanted. Tributes are paid to Pundit Nehru for his sacrifices, achievements in international politics and peace efforts.
School children organize cultural programmers to celebrate the day. They sing national songs and stage short dramas. The leaders, who attend the celebration, deliver speeches. They advise the students to be patriotic and follow the footsteps of Pundit Nehru. They inspire them to deeds of bravery and sacrifice for the sake of their motherland.
The Children Day
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