Dhaka Bureau Policy Times:
Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs has observed the ‘Shaheed Dibash and International Mother Language Day’ at Dhaka Bangladesh Foreign Service Academy on 21 February 2021.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen and Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Ambassador Masud Bin Momen graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Special Guest respectively. A number of young foreign diplomats based in Dhaka also attended the programme.
International Mother Language Day this year comes with a special significance, as it coincides with the celebration of the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, just one month ahead of the Golden Jubilee of the Country’s Independence.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized 21st February, the Language Martyrs’ Day as the International Mother Language Day in 1999.