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Our dream is to make Bangla an official UN language: FM

Update : 21 Feb 2024, 18:13

In a heartfelt tribute to the heroes of the 1952 Language Movement, Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud today articulated Bangladesh's aspiration to accord Bangla the status of an official language of the United Nations.

Speaking at a commemorative event for National Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day at the Foreign Service Academy, Hasan acknowledged the challenges ahead but emphasised the national dream.

He said ''"Our dream is to make Bangla the official language of UN. This is our dream. I know there are many hurdles, but this is our dream today.'' 

On 21st February in 1952, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was in jail.

Minister Hasan added ''Many people don't know that when he was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (from jail) for treatment, he organised a meeting. In that meeting, it was decided that a protest rally would be brought out on the 21st February, 1952. The decision was given by Bangabandhu with his jail mates." 

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