If you are a Bengali, changes are that you have already received tweets, SMSs or Orkut/Facebook updates proclaiming that Bengali (à¦¬à¦¾à¦‚à¦²à¦¾) has been declared the sweetest language in the world.
Here is the SMS that I received:
130 crores people in the world sing their national anthem in Bengali language.
125 crores in Chineese language and 94 crores in English.
BENGALI is on top not only because yesterday UNESCO declared that Bengali is the sweetest language of the world (2nd and 3rd sweetest being Spanish and Dutch).
So we should feel proud for our language.
Send this SMS to all your friends…
Feel proud to be a BENGALI
Here are some of the updates circulating on Twitter.
Religious and regional jingoism aside, if true, this is indeed reason to celebrate for all bongs across the world. The online poll in question was conducted by UNESCO a couple of months back. However, I couldn’t find any official word on this matter. According to TOI, the official announcement may come on Rabindranath Tagore’s (the first Asian Nobel laureate) 150th birth anniversary in May (à¦ªà¦à¦šà¦¿à¦¶à§‡ à¦¬à§ˆà¦¶à¦¾à¦– ).