Companies of Joaldunak (cowbells) walk as Basques from both sides of the Franco-Spanish border gather at Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle, southwestern France. Some tens of thousands of Basques marched peacefully to demand the safe-keeping of Basque-language schools and promote new ones.
People pay tributes at 'Bhasha Shahid Bedi', a memorial for Bengali language martyrs, on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, in Kolkata. International Mother Language Day is observed on February 21 around the world to celebrate the linguistic and cultural diversity.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Hanraj Gangaram Ahir launch the website "Leela Hindi Prawah" during the Hindi Diwas Samaroh 2018, in New Delhi.
Consulate General of the People's Republic of China, Ma Zhanwu and Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi during the inauguration of the First Confucius Classroom of Chinese language at china town, in Kolkata.
Nobel laureate V S Naipaul launched the Chinese edition of his celebrated novel A Bend in the River. This is first visit to China where he is attending the Shanghai literary festival and a series of other events.
The latest cartoon that is causing a controversy in Tamil Nadu is from a class XII Political Science text book of the NCERT, and drawn by R.K. Laxman. It relates to the anti-Hindi agitation of 1965 in Tamil Nadu and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK)'s general secretary Vaiko has written to Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Kabil Sibal, saying the cartoon was a total distortion of history and hurt the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu and maligned the Dravidian Movement.
Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari presenting a trophy to an awardee during a function organised by Department of Official Languages (Ministry of Home Affairs) to celebrate Hindi Day at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram and the MoS for Home Affairs, Mullappally Ramachandran look on.