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 modern world.
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.