The members of the Senate’s Culture Commission green-lighted yesterday the draft law that stipulates that the Romanian Language Day will be celebrated on August 31 each year. The draft was signed by 166 MPs. Thus, according to the final text proposed by the commission, the Romanian Language Day will be marked by public authorities and institutions, including by Romania’s diplomatic representations and cultural institutes but also by other Romanian institutions abroad, through cultural-educational programmes and events dedicated to the Romanian language. The government as well as local public authorities will fly the national flag on that day. The Culture Commission did not agree with the proposal according to which the Romanian Parliament should have convened in a special session on September 3.