2020-02-20 18:57:23 BdST
Uphold dignity of mother language: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today stressed
the need for upholding the dignity of mother language and spreading the
country’s literature and culture across the globe massively.
“The world cannot advance with only a single country…it has to move
with all nations of the globe. So there is a necessity to learn other
languages. But it’s not proper at all to forget our own language,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina added that many people in the country have to stay abroad
incidentally. “Then we’ve to always give proper dignity to our own language,”
The premier said this while handing over the prestigious “Ekushey Padak-
2020” as the chief guest at a function at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the
capital this morning.
At the function, she distributed the Ekushey Padak, the second-highest
civilian award in Bangladesh, among 20 eminent persons and an organization
for their outstanding contributions to their respective fields.
The prime minister said: “We’re Bangalees and we want the practice of
our culture to continue. So special attention will have to be given so that
our literature and culture could be spread further at the international
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