Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore on Friday observed “Shahid Dibash and International Mother Language Day” with due respect and in a befitting manner, report BSS.
The daylong programme started with hoisting of the national flag at half- mast by High Commissioner Md Mustafizur Rahman while officials of the High Commission and expatriate Bangladesh community members were present. A special prayer was offered for salvation of the language martyrs as well as seeking divine blessings for the continued peace, progress and prosperity of Bangladesh, said an official release received in Dhaka on Friday.
A one-minute silence was also observed to show profound respect to the language martyrs. Messages from the President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs were also read out before the audience. A discussion meeting on the significance of the day was held at the hall room of the chancery.
High Commissioner Mustafizur Rahman paid glowing tributes to the language martyrs and said the International Mother Language Day has now become a day of celebration to the people of different language around the world. He underscored the significance of the language movement in the evolution of the national history which is branded as the first step towards achieving Bangladesh’s independence in 1971.
Representatives from social and cultural organisations, students of different educational institutions and a large number of the members of the Bangladesh Diaspora are attending the programmes arranged for observing Amar Ekushey along with their families.