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Language Martyrs’ Day, Int’l Mother Language Day observed in Japan
Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo, Japan observed Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language day with due respect on Friday.
Dr Sahida Akter, charge d’ affaires, Masato Saito, vice mayor of Toshima city and embassy officials placed wreaths at the altar of Shaheed Minar situated at Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park in Toshima city at 7:30 am to pay tributes to the language heroes, said a press release.
The second part of the program was held at the embassy premises when the national flag hoisted half-mast by Charge d’ Affaires. One minute of silence was observed and special prayer (Munajat) was offered for the salvation ofthe departed souls of Language Martyrs.
Besides, the messages given by the President, the Prime
Minister, the Foreign Minister and the State Minister for Foreign Affair on the occasion were read out to the audience.
Later Dr. Sahida gave her welcome speech where she paid homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and to the Language Martyrs.
She urged all to participate the events undertaken by the embassy to mark the ‘Mujib Year’.
Representatives of the Bangladeshi community living in Japan participated in the open discussion on the significance of the day. A video documentary on the language movement was screened at the program.
All the officials and staff of the embassy were present at the program conducted by Arif Mohammad, first secretary of the embassy.