Speakers at a discussion called upon to ensure Bangla language in every sphere of the country, saying that Bangla was not inherited but was achieved by blood and sacrifice of heroic language fighters, what is the only exemplary precedent in the history of world.
But use of Bangla in all spares still elusive, which is abasement for the language martyrs Rafiq, Salam, Barkat and others, who sacrificed their lives on February 21, 1952,
Bangabandhu Jatiya Juba Parishad arranged the discussion at the National Press Club in the capital on Monday on the occasion of International Mother Language Day. Deputy Speaker Advocate Md Fazle Rabbi Miah attended the programme as the chief guest while Editor-in-Chief of Bangladesh Post Sharif Shahab Uddin, freedom fighter Md Rafiqul Islam and President of Dompati Society Anjuman Ara Bokul were present special guests.
President of the organisation Masud Khan Babu presided over the programme.
Fazle Rabbi Miah said, “We country could not ensure Bangla in every spare.
The Supreme Court’s verdicts are still written in English.” He urged all to ensure Bangla at every
Sharif Shahab Uddin said Pakistan itself planted seeds for divide through declaring Urdu instead of Bangla as state language of the East Pakistan by Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Recalling the role of Bangbandhu and other leaders, he said, “Though we achieved freedom with a long struggle, we became defeated after missing Bangabandhu and other four leaders including Tazuddin Ahmed and Syed Nazrul Islam.”
Masud Khan Babu said the Bengali nation can survive if the Bangla sustains.
General Secretary of the organization, also a heroic freedom fighter, Abdul Mannan Hawlader moderated the programme while leaders from Awami League and Chhatra League from different units of Dhaka attended the discussion.