Dhaka, Jan 28 (UNB) - The International Indigenous Language Year Celebration Committee (IILYCC) on Sunday outlined their yearlong programme for the UN-declared 'International Indigenous Language Year'.
Its Convener Mathura Bikash made the announcement at a media briefing at the Jatiya Press Club. He also called upon the Bangladeshi people to come forward for the protection and development of the minority's language.
IILYCC announced four types of programmes to celebrate the International Indigenous Language Year, including seminars, implementing various development projects, promotion activities through cultural programmes and have them covered by the media.
The committee said it will organise more than one seminar and discussion meeting in February, one or more teacher gatherings of different minorities and a writer gatherings for those who are writing in their own mother tongues.
Regional view exchange or language documentation workshop will be organized to preserve existing languages in different regions of the country. Various cultural programmes of small ethnic artists will be held throughout the year, Mathura said in the briefing.