KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22: Bangladesh Embassy in Kuwait observed Shahid Dibash & International Mother Language Day 2020 at the Chancery in a befitting manner in the presence of embassy officials, officials of Bangladesh Biman, members of the community and representatives of the print and electronic media.
On Friday 21st February, in the early morning, Md Anisuzzaman, Consellor (Political) and Head of Chancery, Charge d’Affaires, a.i. hoisted the National Flag at half mast ceremoniously in the presence of embassy officials and a huge number of members of the community.
Later on Charge d’Affaires, a.i. along with other officers of the embassy placed a wreath of fl ower in front of temporary Shaheed Minar (Martyrs Monument) to commemorate those sacrificed their lives during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952. The main programme started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. Special Dua and Munajat were offered seeking divine blessings for the souls of the language martyrs’ and prayed for the continued progress of the country.
The messages given by the hon’ble president, the hon’ble prime minister, the hon’ble foreign minister, hon’ble state minister for foreign affairs, hon’ble state minister for cultural affairs of Bangladesh were read out by officers of the embassy. Md Shajedul Islam, Administrative Officer anchored the entire program.
The discussion took place in a very lively atmosphere as a good number of participants from the community took part. They highlighted various important events that took place before and after the language movement.
His Excellency Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Md Anisuzzaman, in his speech highlighted the language movement and its significance in the formation of the subsequent mass movement that led to the emergence of independent Bangladesh.
Ambassador recalled with great reverence the greatest Bengali of all times, the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He informed that after independence, Bangabandhu made Bangla as the State Language and also delivered his maiden speech in Bangla at the 29th session of the United General Assembly on 25 September 1974 to introduce Bangla a new to the world.
He urged all Bangladesh nationals to work unitedly for the benefit of the country and asked Bangladesh nationals in Kuwait to abide by the rules and regulations of the State of Kuwait. He thanked the government and people of the State of Kuwait for their continuous supports for the Bangladeshi expatriates in Kuwait. Finally refreshments were served for all the guests.