Expatriate Bangladeshis have taken an initiative to build a Mother Tongue Memorial in Australia’s Sydney.
Recently a seminar of multi-lingual speakers was held in Sydney’s Campbelltown Council area to build an ‘International Mother Language Day Monument’.The original design and video animation of the proposed monument were exhibited in the seminar. The audience present in the seminar praised architect Mohammad Moniruzzaman and other initiators for the design and the plan.
The seminar was attended by speakers of different languages and countries, including Bangladesh, India, Tonga, Samoa, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia.
On behalf of the International Mother Language Day Monument Project Committee, the organiser of the seminar, Coordinator Kaiser Ahmed welcomed all.
Campbelltown City Councillor Masood Chowdhury was present on the occasion. The Council has been organising a discussion and cultural programme on International Mother Language Day officially on February 21 at the Council premises for the last five years.
Masood Chowdhury reiterated his full support for the installation of the monument. He said that everyone should work together to preserve all the mother tongues of the world.
Engineer Osman Chowdhury, architect Ashek Chowdhury, engineer Masud Hasan, Christian White (Australia), Karamjit Singh (India), Mustafizur Rahman, Harish Gayal (India), Parvez Khan (Pakistan), Gonej Rajphai, Melfuen (New Zealand- Māori), AKM Emdadul Haque, among others, addressed the function.