Nepal Academy organised a poetry function to observe International Mother Language Day in Kathmandu on Thursday. The festival featured poets from numerous cultural histories who recited 36 poems in 32 distinct languages.
The Nepali national languages featured in the poetry recitation programme included Awadh , Kham, Uraw, Kumal, Kulung, Kewarat, Koyu, Khas, Gurung, Ghale, Jirel, Dhut Magar, Tajpuriy, Tamang, Thami, Tharu, Danuwar, Dumi, Dura, Dhimal, Nachiring, Nepal Bhasa, Bajjika, Bantawa, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Yakkha, Bambule, Limbu, Sherpa, Sunuwar and Hayu—many of whose usage are increasingly more often on decline.
In accordance with the United Nations, a minimum of 43% of the calculated 6,000 languages spoken in the entire world are endangered. Just a few hundred or so languages have honestly been given a place in education systems and the public domain, and much less than a hundred are being used in the computerized world.
Numerous ethnic groups including Dhimal, Limbu, Bantawa, Newar, Gurung, Tamang, Sherpa, Sunuwar and Khas carried out a rally via the streets of Kathmandu exhibiting their authentic cultural activities.
International Mother Language Day had been identified every year ever since 2000 to increase linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism . The concept to celebrate native languages was an initiative of Bangladesh and was endorsed at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference.