Native Language Day celebration

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Bogorodskoye settlement, Khabarovsk krai, Russia, March 10, 2017 – The opinion leaders of the native community,  students and tutors from local schools, representatives of local administration took part in the Native Language Day celebration. Ulchski district Mayor Dankan in his welcoming speech marked a significant role of ENL plays in the process of preserving and developing native languages and culture as well as supporting native community traditional way of life.  Marina Odzyal, IMPN NGO chairlady, thanked ENL for sponsorship of the project, promoting native language teaching and learning.

56 students from 6 schools studying native languages (Ulchi and Nivkh) demonstrated their abilities and skills to use language in writing, reciting poems and performing. There was also picture exhibition of the kids’ illustrations of native tales and legends.

Both students and tutors received gifts from the ENL for love to the unique culture and achievements in learning native languages.