HOMAGE TO LANGUAGE MARTYRS
Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi ...
Bangladesh High Commissioner to India H.E. Mr Muhammad Imran hoisting national flag at half mast on the occasion of Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day at the chancery premises on February 21, 2021
He said UNESCO declared February 21 as International Mother Language Day in 1999 thanks to efforts made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “As we observe this historical day it is important for us to make our young generation conversant with our rich and proud history, our heroes, the culture and heritage,” he said.
Messages from President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam were read out. A cultural programme performed by different countries was held in the evening. The UNESCO representative read out the message of the Director General of UNESCO given on the occasion of International Mother Language Day.
A documentary was also screened on International Mother Language Day. The programme was attended by a number of Ambassadors, diplomats, local elites, media personalities.