Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all to properly practice and use Bangla language and uphold culture and heritage to further develop the country and brighten its image in the world.
“We’ve protected the dignity of our mother language in exchange for blood and got international recognition in this regard, so the people shouldn’t forget practice of this language,” she said.
The prime minister was inaugurating a four-day programme organised by International Mother Language Institute (IMLI) marking the International Mother Language Day-2018 at its auditorium here on Wednesday afternoon.
Secretary of National Coexistence Dialogue and Official Languages of Sri Lanka WMPG Wickramasinghe presented the keynote paper on the theme of the day- ‘Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development’.
A minute’s silence was observed as a mark of profound respect to the memories of language heroes, who laid down their lives for the cause of mother language.
“As Bangalees, we must uphold our culture, heritage and other glories that we have and make the people aware to this end,” she added.