New Delhi mission pays homage to language martyrs
The Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi paid tributes to the 1952 language martyrs through probhat ferry and placing wreaths at the Shahid Minar in the chancery. The national flag was hoisted at half mast.
The probhat ferry (dawn procession) was led by H.E. High Commissioner Muhammad Imran. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, M.P., central leaders of the Awami League, Members of Parliament, officers, staff and family members of the mission participated at the probhat ferry. The Ekushe elegy “Amar Bhaiyer Rokte-Rangano Ekushe February” was sung at the parade along the chancery premises.
Mr Alam and HC Imran led the mission in placing wreaths at the Shahid Minar (martyrs’ monument) at the chancery premises. Then along with the officers they placed flowers on the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
In his remarks, Minister Alam remember the supreme sacrifices made by the language heroes of 1952. He paid homage to the Father of the Nation. In his speech he said that the recognition of the mother language day as an international Mother Language Day is the result of the historic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu.
High Commissioner Imran said the UNESCO declared February 21 as International Mother Language Day in 1999 thanks to the efforts made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He also praised the historic role of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in establishing the mother language as a state language.