Embassy of Bangladesh
Observance of ‘Mohan Ekushe’ and International Mother Language Day 2013
21 February 2013
The ‘Mohan Ekushe’ and International Mother Language Day was observed on 21 February 2013 at the Embassy of Bangladesh, Bangkok with due solemnity and fervor. Hon’ble State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Mr. Mohammad Enamul Haque, MP, who was in Bangkok to attend an official programme, Embassy officials and expatriate Bangladeshis living in Thailand attended the programme with their members of family.
The Mission chalked out programmes to mark the day in two sessions - morning and evening. In the morning session, the national flag was hoisted at half-mast by Ambassador Kazi Imtiaz Hossain at the Chancery. Embassy officials and some expatriate Bangladeshis attended the morning session. A special prayer was offered for the salvation of the departed souls of the martyrs of Language Movement.
A larger number of expatriate Bangladeshis attended and participated in the evening session. Hon’ble State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Mr. Mohammad Enamul Haque, MP graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Messages of the Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Foreign Minister issued on this occasion were read out to the audience by the Ambassador. In his speech, Hon’ble State Minister highlighted the achievement and efforts of the present government in establishing Bangla as one of the official languages of the United Nations. Hon’ble State Minister also highly appreciated Mission’s efforts in arranging such a befitting programme to mark the Day and thanked the expatriates for their active participation at the event.
Ambassador Mr. Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, in his speech, paid homage to the martyrs of the Language Movement. He particularly encouraged the children and the young living abroad to learn Bangla and read the history of Language Movement of 1952. Also expatriate Bangladeshis participated in an open discussion session held on the significance of the Ekushey and vowed to build a modern and non-communal Bangladesh in the spirit of Ekushey.
A cultural programme was organized by the Embassy with the participation of the members of Bangladesh community living in Thailand. The programme ended with a reception where homemade foods were served.