the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, on Saturday,
stressed the need for building up
a knowledge-based advanced and open thinking society for upholding the dignity
of the mother language.
She urged the people to come up
with suggestions and cooperation for development and preservation of language
and culture of the nation alongside enriching those through drawing on whatever
good in the outer world.
Hasina made this remark while
delivering her speech at the inaugural ceremony of month long Ekushey Boi Mela
at the Bangla Academy Premises. She also suggested learning at least one
foreign language apart from Bengla to be eligible to take the challenges of the
The Prime Minister reiterated her
party's election pledge to take proper steps to preserve the cultural heritage,
language, literature, music, arts and all creative works.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
called for establishing International Mother Language Institute for preserving
Bengali as well as all minority nationalities' languages.
She called upon the Bangla
Academy authorities to do more research work to project the real history of the
1952 language movement and 1971 liberation war to the young generation.