At the workshop (Photo: dangcongsan)

The event saw the attendance of representatives from ministries, departments, sectors, relevant agencies, and experts as well as researchers.

Speaking at the event, delegates voiced their opinions related to major contents, namely identifying the value of the Day of the Vietnamese language, selecting an adequate day to honor the Vietnamese language and hold activities to celebrate the day at home and abroad.

Most opinions at the workshop underlined the necessity for a day to honor the Vietnamese language in order to maintain and uphold the homeland’s cultural identity in Vietnamese communities abroad particularly and Vietnamese generations generally.

Some participants agreed to select September 8 as the day to honor the language among overseas Vietnamese.

It was the day when the Provisional Government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam launched a mass education movement in 1945 to eradicate illiteracy (known as Binh dan hoc vu) as well as the day that President Ho Chi Minh delivered a speech on the Vietnamese language at the third congress of the Vietnam Journalists' Association.

Translated by Song Anh