Thursday, 29 September, 2022
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Govt endeavours to flourish Bangla language further in int’l arena: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said her government is trying hard to flourish Bangla language, literature and culture further in the international arena.

“Our efforts will be to exalt Bangla Language, literature, culture more in the international arena and we believe, we will attain success in this endeavour,” she said.

The premier said this while addressing the Ekushey Padak-2022 distribution ceremony at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on the occasion of the Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day. She joined the function virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban in the capital.

She said the world acknowledged the contribution of the countrymen by recognizing “February 21” as the International Mother Language Day (IMLD).

Sheikh Hasina said they have been working to change the fate of the marginalized people in the grassroots level alongside attaining economic self-sufficiency of the country.

She said Bangladesh is marching forward and will continue this progress as the enlighten people of the country is showing the path.

“Our progress has been possible due to your (enlighten people) contribution to various sectors,” she opined.

The prime minister hoped that the country’s young generation would follow the contribution and path of this enlighten people and devote them to the welfare of the country.

On behalf of the prime minster, Liberation War Affairs Minister A K M Mozammel Haque, MP handed over the Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian award in the country, among 24 eminent persons for their outstanding contribution to the society and country.

With State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid, MP, in the chair, Secretary of the ministry Md. Abul Monsur delivered the welcome address.

Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam conducted the award-giving ceremony organized by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and read out the citations of the recipients.