Arabic Language Day is essential for Egyptian identity

It is necessary that the International Day of the Arabic Language be celebrated in all educational institutions in our country, and that its celebration be spread in our Egyptian media among Egyptian youth, and that attention be paid to it from a young age in Egyptian homes in order to preserve the Egyptian identity, for which the Arabic language is one of the most important elements of its strength and deep roots.

In our current age, the preservation of national identity has become more difficult due to the openness of the world to each other in the age of technology and the spread of means of communication between all countries and cultures. Languages ​​and multiculturalism in the organization of the United Nations The decision was issued by the General Assembly of the Organization of the United Nations on December 18, 1973 to include the Arabic language among the 6 official languages ​​of the United Nations and its working languages.

The commemoration of the International Arabic Language Day began in 2012, and it is the most widely spoken language in the world, as it is spoken by more than 420 million people worldwide. The diversity of origins and beliefs, which is unique in its various oral, written, formal and colloquial forms and styles, which is the language of poetry, philosophy and singing, and for centuries of its history it prevailed as the language of politics, science and literature, because it influenced directly or indirectly many other languages ​​in the Islamic world, such as Turkish, Persian, Malay etc., and some other African languages ​​and some Mediterranean languages, because it represented an incentive for the production of knowledge.

Interest in the International Day of the Arabic Language began in our country a few years ago, but it is not on a large scale, and we need to generalize the celebration of this day in order to befit the status of the Arabic language, and we need a decision by the Minister of Education and the Minister of Higher Education to celebrate this day in to all educational institutions, universities, public schools affiliated with the state, private schools or international schools, organizing cultural events in cultural places affiliated with the Ministry of Culture, and spreading the significance of celebrating this day in all governorates of Egypt due to the increasing importance of the Arabic language in the world.. By in my estimation, caring for it means also caring for the preservation of the Egyptian identity that needs to be preserved and ensures that it does not disappear as a result of the presence of two elements:
The first of them, the people of darkness who tried to weaken the Egyptian national identity but failed, with the fall of the groups of darkness from power by the revolution of the Egyptian people on June 30, 2013, and are still trying to weaken the national identity from underground in schools and homes, the spread of darkness, Wahhabi dress and a backward lifestyle that does not die Egyptian identity has connections.
And second: the spread of means of communication, the Internet, satellite channels and platforms that broadcast strange ideas about our values, morals and concepts in life. Between a man and a woman, which could cause a disturbance in the original Egyptian value in the child from an early age, and his identity would be lost through the scattering of strange and flawed ideas on his young mind.

Therefore, to celebrate the Arabic language means to be proud of it and adhere to the values, concepts and principles of the ancient and authentic Egyptian identity, and to acquire an ancient and unique culture through the language of Dhad.. This does not mean that I want to isolate students from other languages ​​or from the reality around them, I am already one of the most demanding Teaching children other languages ​​and openness to cultures and the world.. but while preserving the Egyptian national identity.

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to witness and participate in a wonderful celebration that I hope will be held at all our state universities, as well as private universities. Because I felt a direct impact on young people’s interest in the Arabic language, which supports loyalty and belonging to the homeland and pride in Egyptian identity and foreigners.”

This symposium reminded me of the beginning of my love for the Arabic language as a language full of richness, charm and sobriety, capable of creating different forms of expression in classical and colloquial, aesthetic and rhetorical images, direct and creative indirect expressions according to the quality of what is wanted to be expressed, and it leads the reader or listener to unlimited horizons. In the symposium, I pointed out that the vocabulary of the language of the article differs from the language of literature or story in its form and vocabulary, and that it enabled me to convey my advanced ideas that I want to express to a large number of readers inside or outside Egypt, whether in freedom of thought, women’s rights or the necessity of equality between women. And man, or human rights or national identity and stories from life, and other enlightening ideas necessary for the progress and development of our country going forward… I consider that the pen is a weapon in my hand, and that the written word is the writer’s responsibility and his writings remain a witness without no matter how long it lasts .. I want a Republic What is new is that we achieve more progress for women and society as a whole, and more legislation to protect them and pay attention to the spread of culture and the Arabic language among young people in a way that attracts them to provide creativity , media and written production. With the continuation of the march of Egyptian literature and Egyptian culture, and interest in the spread of enlightenment throughout the country.

Suzan Hassan, former head of television, also participated in the media symposium, Samir Omar, chief correspondent of Sky News Arabia, and Abdul Basir Hassan, correspondent of BBC Arabic in Egypt. the ceremony was attended by Mr. Ayman Saleh, Vice President of the University, who presented us with the honor of Ain Shams University, and the symposium was also attended by Dr. sc. Ghada Farouk, Vice President of the University, and the ceremony was opened by Dr. sc. Mahmoud El-Metini, president of Ain Shams University, which was held under his patronage, and I hope that in the coming year, respectable celebrations will be held to mark the International Day of the Arabic Language, and cultural activities that have spread to all our provinces. and cities, and to encourage young people to pay attention to it and nurture it because it is a language that deserves to be loved and nurtured. Before all of this, it is the language of the Holy Qur’an, and the most widespread, richest and magical language in the world. It is the language of cultural diversity and communication with the world. It is a language that could live for many centuries and will live for many more centuries as long as we preserve it and preserve its heritage and high status among nations.

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