The Day of Mother Language is celebrated in Georgia today. The day is annually marked on April 14. The date dedicated to Mother Tongue was determined due to 1978 events.
In 1978 new constitution adopted by Georgian Soviet Socialistic Republic deprived Georgian language of state language status. Approximately 100 000 people assembled at the Rustaveli Avanue on April 14. Participants of the peaceful protest rally strongly demanded legitimacy of Georgian language as a mother tongue.
As a direct result of unanimous insist of Georgian nation, the government was obliged to make a compromising step as it was obvious Georgians would not take the event in silence. According to the 75th article of constitution, Georgian language was declared as state language.
Traditionally various citizens annually assemble at the monument of Mother Tongue to mark the date.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has met with the Marshal of the Polish Senate Bogdan Borusewicz. The Polish guest announced at the meeting that the ratification of the Georgia-EU Association Agreement by the Polish parliament would take place in September, after the parliament of the country assembles again.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia has released a special statement on the meeting of the Georgian Prime Minister`s Special Representative in Relations with Russia, Zurab Abashidze and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Gregory Karasin.
The Central Election Commission is prepared for the runoff elections which will be held on July 12th 2014 - the voters will vote for their favorite candidate for the second time as they failed to elect mayors in eight self-governing cities and governors...
Two days before the runoff elections, political debates will be held at Rustavi2. The TV management is still waiting for the answer of the ruling party Georgian Dream and their candidates for mayors in various self-governing cities of Georgia.
NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, James Appathurai summed up his visit to Georgia briefly after his departure from Tbilisi.
The parliament of Georgia will ratify the EU Association Agreement on July 18th - speaker of the parliament, Davit Usupahsvili told reporters today. Davit Usupashvili said he would apply to the President of Georgia to appoint the special session of the parliament for this important procedure.