Feb. 24 - The Embassy of Bangladesh in Indonesia and the UNESCO held a webinar on International Mother Language Day 2021 on Tuesday. The event is part of the celebration of “Mujib Year” to promote Bangladesh abroad.
The webinar was attended by representatives from Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Education and Culture Ministry, UNESCO, Bangladesh Foreign Affairs Ministry, and academics.
Ambassador of Bangladesh to Indonesia Air Vice Marshal Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman delivered an opening speech which refers to all language martyrs who sacrificed their lives to establish the mother language of Bangla on Feb. 21, 1952, including the Greatest Bangali of all times, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The figure led the struggle for the dignity for the Bangla language.
Professor Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, Professor of International Relations and Director of Centre for Genocide Studies in University of Dhaka, Bangladesh presented his keynote paper which highlights the history of the Bangladesh and Bangla language.
Several attendees including Arko Hananto Budiadi, senior diplomat at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Dr. Dora Amalia, acting head of center for language and literature at the Education and Culture Ministry, and Arief Rachman as the Executive Chairman of National Commission for UNESCO. (VOI)