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Toronto Bangla School
2996 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4C 1M7
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Linguistic and cultural diversity is the beauty of most cosmopolitan cities like Toronto. Multi-culturalism represents universal values that strengthen the unity and cohesion of societies which is also acknowledged by post-2015 global development agenda. Every language spoken in the world represents a special culture, history, melody and color, and to everyone the mother language is certainly one of the most precious treasures in our lives. Its a duty and responsibility to preserve it and pass it down from generation to generation. Learning another language brings a lot of advantages in our lives; it opens a new window in our world view and makes us more aware, open-minded, and respectful to other cultures, lifestyles, customs and beliefs. Toronto is a great place for multi-culturalism, while language is the most important tools of culture. India Study channel (2017) claimed that the total number of languages in entire world is 6901, out of which, 90% of their speakers is less than one hundred thousand. Around 367 languages are such that are spoken by mere 50 people. There are 47 languages of which there are less than 10 speakers. Keeping ones mother tongue, especially in a foreign country, does not happen spontaneously. Instead, it is an achievement that requires commitment and determination. In respect of the mother tongue, International Mother Language Day is being observed all over the world; the day initiated in Bangladesh, based on the sacrifice of Bengali people to uphold their rights to speak their mother tongue. Hence, Toronto Bangla School was established in 2016 to keep the value of the mother tongue up and facilitate Bengali language and cultural learning to an approximate 100,000 Bengali people of the Greater Toronto. Toronto Bangla School has been running as a symbol of mother language movement which is expected to contribute in greater linguistic and cultural diversity in Canada and all over the world. We are looking forward to establishing this initiative to a greater extent and creating an institution in future.
Toronto Bangla School is a community project initiated by HSDN International supported by BCS and partnered with different organizations and institutions in time to time e.g. TBPAC, city, TDSB, AccessPoint for events and activities. We believe in collaboration and hope we together will bring changes for better societies.