- 20 April 2023
- By GyanOk
Daily Current Affairs Notes for 20 April 2023
India Approves National Quantum Mission
Chinese Language Day 2023 observed on 20th April
The Chinese Language Day is celebrated on the 6th of 24 solar terms called Guyu, which usually falls around April 20th in the Gregorian calendar.
Chinese Language Day 2023
The United Nations celebrates Language Days to foster cultural diversity and promote the use of all six official languages within the organization. Chinese Language Day, dedicated to honoring Cangjie, the inventor of Chinese characters, is celebrated on the 6th of 24 solar terms called Guyu, which typically occurs around April 20th in the Gregorian calendar. According to legend, Cangjie created the characters amidst the cries of deities and ghosts and a rain of millet.
In 2023, we will reach the halfway point towards accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Regrettably, we are currently lagging behind on numerous goals, making it crucial to take prompt action and intensify efforts to regain momentum towards sustainable development, as emphasized by Secretary-General António Guterres.
Chinese Language Day 2023: Theme
The Chinese Language Day for this year will center on the theme of "Chinese Wisdom for a Green World" to showcase Chinese solutions and expertise in fostering sustainable and eco-friendly development. This theme is designed to correspond with other major events related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as the Water Conference and the SDG Summit, which have occurred or are slated to take place this year under the aegis of the United Nations.
Chinese Language Day: History
Chinese was acknowledged as one of the official languages of the United Nations in 1946. Nevertheless, during the initial years, it was not extensively utilized in the organization's operations. This circumstance improved after the People's Republic of China regained its rightful place in the United Nations in 1971. In 1973, the General Assembly recognized Chinese as a working language, which was subsequently followed by the Security Council in 1974. Since then, an ever-growing number of UN offices and personnel have been utilizing the Chinese language.