Language breaks the border barriers

Our Correspondent

22 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BENAPOLE: It was a different day at Benapole no man’s land. Thousands of emotion-choked people from Bangladesh and India, carrying banners, festoons and placards, gathered on no man’s land in Benapole on Thursday, marking the International Mother Language Day.

BGB and India also greeted each other with flowers on the land where a temporary Shaheed Minar was erected to pay homage to the language martyrs. BGB gives the flowers and national flag to BSF in the occasion of the day.

Highest alertness in both side border areas, people breaks the alert in the love of mother language. Lawmaker Sheikh Afiluddin, presided the function. From both the country all the distinguished guests give the flowers to the Shaheed Minar in no man’s land at 9:00am. Both countries people donate blood to Blood Bank in no-mans land. 100 of blood bags donate to Indian people. The distinguished of Indian guests— the delegates include food minister of the West Bengal Jotipriyo Mallik, lawmaker Sreemoti Mamata Thakur, MLA (Bidhaok) Bishojit Das, MLA (Bidhaok) Surojeet Kumar Biswas and Mayor Sree Sankor Addo of India Bangladeshi distinguished guest are Sree Swapon Vattacharia, State Minister of Local Government, Belal Hossain Chowdhury Commissioner of Customs, Sirajul Haque Monju, Upazila Chairman, Nuruzzaman, General Secretary Upazila AL, addressing the programme, Indian Minister Jyotipriya Mallick said “I’ve come here to respond to the call of the mother tongue.” We don’t want the border and fence. We want freely going and coming both countries.

The language movement had led to the independence of Bangladesh, he said. MP Gopal Sheith, said people of this soil could set a rare example of sacrificing life for their mother tongue. He hoped that such a gathering would bring the people of the two neighboring countries closer.