The festival is dedicated to the International Day of the Native Language, which was established by UNESCO General Conference in 1999. It is celebrated annually on February 21 to protect linguistic and cultural diversity.
The annual tradition of holding the International Day of the Native Language at Gymnasium No.39 of Ufa aims to instill interest in knowing the native language and forming patriotism through the study of the cultural heritage of the nations of the world.
The peculiarity of the annual Festival lies in the original themes of the meetings and the diverse format of its holding.
The event was attended by students of 22 Associated Schools and UNESCO friends clubs of the Republic of Bashkortostan and partners of UNESCO projects from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus. Participants of the festival demonstrated expressive performances of compositions (poems, fragments of novels, short stories) by Mustai Karim translated into 12 languages of the world with the musical accompaniment of the national instruments of the represented nations: Russian, Bashkir, Belarusian, English, Azerbaijani, Armenian, Mari, Spanish, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian and French.
The guests of honor of the Festival: R. R. Ishemgulova, Deputy Head of the Department of Education of the Administration of the City District of Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan; L.M. Boguslavskaya, chief specialist of the Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for UNESCO, regional coordinator of the UNESCO Associated Schools of the Bashkortostan region; D.R.Tagirova, coordinator in native languages of the coordination department of Leninsky district of the Municipal Budgetary Educational Institution "Scientific-informational methodical center."
Words of gratitude were addressed to the organizers of the international festival of native languages, teachers, and, of course, to the children for the excellent organization of the festival. All the participants were awarded certificates and collections of poems by Mustai Karim.
Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan