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On Tuesday, the Embassy of Bangladesh in Jordan organized a day-long discussion meeting and cultural program to commemorate the Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day 2022.

The celebratory ceremony was attended by the Home Minister of Bangladesh, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, and Governor of Amman, Yasser Adwan, during which a minute of silence was observed in memory of the language martyrs. Additionally, ambassadors and diplomats laid floral wreaths to the Monument of Language Martyrs.

Kamal said February 21 is a memorable day with deep significance in the field of socio-economic, literary, civilization and culture of Bangladesh, as it was the day to establish the political and social rights of the Bengali society.

“As a historically ancient language, Bengali is one of the languages of the world today. With more than 300 million people speak in this language, Bengali has been continuously enriched by the combination of Arabic and other languages. The combination of language and culture has created excellent links between the people of Bengali and Jordanians.”

– Home Minister of Bangladesh, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

Assistant Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture, Ahmed Rashed, said the Arabic language is one of the most widely spoken languages worldwide and also one of the official languages of the UN.

He pointed out that the International Mother Language Day has created an opportunity to show respect and opportunity to preserve all the world’s languages.

Ambassador Nahida Sobhan paid homage to the language martyrs, noting that Bengali was recognized by UNESCO in 1999, based on the application of Bangladesh by the late Ambassador, Syed Moazzem Ali, for the recognition of 21st February as the International Mother Language Day.

“Mother tongue is one of the elements of peace through which we can build a world of mutual understanding and inclusive society.”

– Ambassador Nahida Sobhan

Various artists from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Jordan participated in a cultural program, where dances and songs were performed with the participation of Jordanian Music Conservatory, Bangladesh Embassy officials and expatriate Bangladeshi children and adolescents.

Source: Petra News

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