Mother Language Day at ONMedU

The mother language is the knowledge and value of every nation, which is passed down from generation to generation. International Mother Language Day was celebrated on February 21, a holiday designed to remind people of the cultural diversity and multilingualism of the world, as well as the fact that people have the right to speak their native language in their country. Ukrainians have been fighting for the right to speak their native language for centuries, and now this struggle continues.

Last week, the students of our university tested their knowledge with the help of a quiz developed by Antonina Krytska, a teacher of the Department of Social Sciences, with questions about the peculiarities of the Ukrainian language. 232 higher education seekers took part! Congratulations to the participants who gave all the correct answers – Naibov Hleb, Naibova Eva, Moiseeva Nina, Klochkova Anastasia. Thank you to everyone who participated and showed high results!

In addition, the teachers of the Department of Social Sciences, under the leadership of the head, assistant professor Olha Sikorska, organized a number of events to inform about this holiday.

Professor Nataliya Arefiyeva held a conversation on the topic “Ukrainian cultural symbols and their reflection in the language”, associate professor Tetyana Podkupko presented a lecture-discussion “Native languages are strong”. Together with the ONMedU library, which was represented by Iryna Grabarchuk, associate professor of the department Mykola Kulachynskyi held a lecture, during which the higher education seekers viewed exhibits of rare books printed in Ukrainian, which are kept in the library’s collection. Associate professors Olena Uvarova, Olha Shanina, Liliya Filyuk and teachers Iryna Telelym and Svitlana Ivleva held informative talks.

Students prepared reports and presentations, thought about the importance of communicating in their native language, and noted that learning the Ukrainian language is very important for them today.

 The information was given by
Associate Professor of the Department of Social Sciences
Olena Uvarova