Consulate General of the People‘s Republic of Bangladesh
Istanbul, Turkey

International Mother Language Day

Panel discussion on the importance of preserving and promoting Mother languages at Istanbul Sehir University in observing the Shaheed Dibas and International Mother Language Day on 21 February 2019 (   Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day 2019 was commemorated by the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Istanbul with due fervor and solemnity. The day’s program began with the hoisting of the national flag at half-mast at the Chancery, followed by placing of floral wreaths on the replica of  Shaheed Minar.  A  Panel Discussion titled “ Role of Mother Tongue in promoting Life, Livelihood and Liberty” was   organized in Sehir University, Istanbul. Moderated by Dr. Mohammad Monirul Islam, Bangladesh Consul General in Istanbul, the panel discussion was participated by Mr. Turgay Olcayto, President of Turkey Journalist Association , Ms. Hülya Gedik, Chairwoman of Gedik Holding, and Mr. Fatih Altuğ, academician of Istanbul Şehir University. The discussion culminated into the necessity of preserving and promoting the languages of the world, while appreciating the historic role played by the people of Bangladesh in this regard.  An impressive cultural event comprising poems, patriotic song and drama was staged, highlighting the mood, spirit and significance of the occasion. A painting competition titled “ Celebrating Languages” was also held with participation of  students of Istanbul International School.),