Int’l Mother Language Day observed abroad

Metro Desk

23 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Int’l Mother Language Day observed abroad

Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Chief Editor of Bangla Department of Voice of America Roquia Haider are seen at a programme marking the ‘Shaheed Dibosh’ and the ‘International Mother Language Day-2019’ at Bangladesh embassy in Washington, DC on Thursday. — sun photo

‘Shaheed Dibosh’ and the ‘International Mother Language Day-2019’ was observed on Thursday in a befitting manner in different countries by paying homage to the country’s language movement heroes.

Displaying linguistic diversity and multilingualism in a brilliant fashion, artists from Bangladesh and 12 foreign countries sang and danced during a cultural soiree at Bangladesh embassy in Washington, D.C. in observance of the International Mother Language Day.

Performers from Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Colombia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Paraguay, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine and USA sang songs and danced, enthralling the audience in the Bangabandu Auditorium of the embassy.

Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin along with diplomats from different embassies, political leaders, journalists, representatives of social and cultural bodies and expatriate Bangladeshis attended the event.

Bangladesh High Commission to London observed the day  at Millennium Gloucester Hotel under the theme of this year’s International Mother Language Day– ‘Indigenous Language Matters’ in partnership with UK National Commission for UNESCO with active support from 11 other Embassies, High Commissions, UK Institutions and the Commonwealth.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Saida Muna Tasneem was present at the event.

Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore observed the “Martyrs Day” and “International Mother Language Day” with due solemnity and respect, said a press release.

The day-long program began with hoisting of the national flag at half-mast by High Commissioner Md Mustafizur Rahman where officials of the High Commission and members of expatriate Bangladesh community and Bangladeshi community organisations in Singapore were present.

Australian dignitaries, including the Australian Capital Territory Multicultural Affairs Minister Chris Steel and the Leader of the Opposition Alister Coe and Bangladesh community members attended the programme.

The temporary Shaheed Minar decorated with colourful floral paintings was installed in a prominent place close to the Telopea Park in Canberra.

Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi On Thursday paid tribute to the martyrs of the 1952 language movement with the promise to uphold the spirit for which the heroes laid down their lives.

The national flag was lowered to half mast at the chancery premises by High Commissioner Syed Muazzem Ali in observance of the Shaheed Dibos and International Mother Language Day.

Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata celebrated the day with various programs. The day’s programme began with playing of national anthem on the Deputy High Commissioner premises.


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