The nation will celebrate the recognition of the historic 7th March speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as a world documentary heritage on November 25.
The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) last week with PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury in the chair.
Government personnel, civil society members and media people were present at the meeting.
“We think recognition of Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech as a world documentary heritage is a great achievement for the nation as well as for its history and heritage, inclusion of the speech in the world documentary heritage means involvement with the everlasting world heritage,” Dr Kamal Naser said on Friday.
To celebrate this great achievement, joyous processions involving the people of all classes and professions as well as government and private organisations will be staged across the country on November 25, he added.
This program has been taken to inform the people, particularly students and future generations, about the national and international significance of the Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech, he said.
Government sources said the celebration won’t be limited to as only a festival, it will be in fact as awareness build-up programme so that the students and next generation could be well-informed about the March 7 speech.
Dr Kamal Naser said initiatives will be taken to preserve the March 7 speech as a visible one in all public libraries and educational institutions which will remain as a pride for the nation.
He said the speech will be broadcast in various languages so that world people can know about it.
On October 30, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) recognised the Bangabandhu’s historic March 7 speech as part of world’s documentary heritage.