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The defence of our language: everybody’s duty

By Yolanda Ferrera Sosa.

Word is an unique source in people’s communication, even when everyday usage makes us consider language an ordinary matter. Nevertheless, the wonder contained in it and the transformations experienced through centuries have given it a notorious distinction.

Therefore, to pay deserved tribute, the "World Language Day" was approved, that is the day of a nation culture backed by the grandiose work of universal literature genius such a Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso.

For Cuba in general and for Camagüey province, in particular, this date in history (April 23rd) has a special connotation since we are immersed in the colossal campaign to arm each citizen of a general and integral education. The respect for the values that characterise the most intellectually capable humans, is fundamental premise of the systems ruling Education and Culture, in a tenacious and consequent work with the principles of our Socialist state.

The country needs all of its children in order to accomplish the most beautiful of the works: to seed righteous habits and noble behaviours. In this mission, the defence of our language (Spanish), the fight against everything that might damage or disparage it, turns a very responsible action.

Among those in favour of its defence, the Provincial Centre of Book and Literature with its editing house “Ácana” stands out. The latter has become the instrument to boost the literary works of both Camagüey resident and no resident writers. They are also vigilantes of the Spanish language most exquisite usage, in the broad spectrum of literary offers.

The "World Language Day" has been a way, mainly for the school and the family to work together with the institutions alike in order to accomplish a correct education of those who will lead the destiny of our land in the future.

Yet, none stratum of our society is exempt of contributing to correct mistakes concerning the use of our mother tongue, something that unfortunately happens.

We do not need an international language day for that. The whole calendar is excellent to look after this irreplaceable source of communication which is word. This is the best way to honour those who like Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso enriched it for the oncoming generations.