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Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture
NATIONAL LANGUAGES DAY PRESS RELEASE
18/02/14
PRESS RELEASE NATIONAL LANGUAGES DAY COMMEMORATION The Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture in conjunction with the Boteti Community will celebrate the National Languages Day Commemoration on the 21st February 2014 in the Boteti District at the Letlhakane Primary School Grounds. The aim of this commemoration is to sensitize the community and the public at large about the importance of using and documenting their languages as a way of safeguarding them for posterity. Language use is a valuable means to express, showcase and transmit the diverse cultural heritage of Batswana and indeed all nations to future generations. Botswana is faced with a continuous decline in the use of many local languages. As such, this commemoration is an important activity for promoting the appreciation of local languages with a view to unearth and popularise those that are becoming extinct. The commemoration also intends to emphasise that language personifies both societal and community identity and is a strong mode of social change and integration. The Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture Honourable Shaw Kgathi (MP for Bobirwa) will officiate at this event. Activities of the day will include speeches, song and dance, drama, music in different languages, exhibitions, traditional attire, parade etc. The Boteti community and Batswana generally are invited to attend these festivities.
PRESS RELEASE NATIONAL LANGUAGES DAY COMMEMORATION The Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture in conjunction with the Boteti Community will celebrate the National Languages Day Commemoration on the 21st February 2014 in the Boteti District at the Letlhakane Primary School Grounds. The aim of this commemoration is to sensitize the community and the public at large about the importance of using and documenting their languages as a way of safeguarding them for posterity. Language use is a valuable means to express, showcase and transmit the diverse cultural heritage of Batswana and indeed all nations to future generations. Botswana is faced with a continuous decline in the use of many local languages. As such, this commemoration is an important activity for promoting the appreciation of local languages with a view to unearth and popularise those that are becoming extinct. The commemoration also intends to emphasise that language personifies both societal and community identity and is a strong mode of social change and integration. The Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture Honourable Shaw Kgathi (MP for Bobirwa) will officiate at this event. Activities of the day will include speeches, song and dance, drama, music in different languages, exhibitions, traditional attire, parade etc. The Boteti community and Batswana generally are invited to attend these festivities.
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