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house Bill H. Res. 116

Supporting International Mother Language Day

What is House Bill H. Res. 116?

This house resolution shows support for International Mother Language Day, an annual observance that is celebrated globally and promotes awareness of linguistic diversity and multilingualism. International Mother Language Day was first celebrated in 2000. The specific, February date was chosen to honor students who in 1952 were shot and killed by police for demonstrating in support of recognizing Bengali as a national language of what was then East Pakistan, and is today Bangladesh. 


The bill impacts House recognition of an observance established by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.

Cost of House Bill H. Res. 116

No impact on the federal budget.

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Official Title

Supporting the goals and ideals of International Mother Language Day in bringing attention to the importance of preserving linguistic and cultural heritage through education.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedFebruary 13th, 2015