The Worldwide Mom Language Day, which is recognised by the UNESCO and is widely known on February 21 commemorating the battle for Bangla Language in 1952, speaks of recognising all languages and cultures.
The observations got here on the primary day of a two-day webinar titled “Understanding Asian Transformations: Language and Cultural Binds,” collectively organised by the Centre for Genocide Research, College of Dhaka, Bangladesh; and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (SLAS); Taylor’s College, Malaysia; Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Tradition of Malaysia (MOTAC); and Bangladesh Excessive Fee, Kuala Lumpur.
“Mom Language Day offers an area for promotion of cultural variety…this must be cultivated for growing a tradition of humanity,” mentioned Bangladesh Overseas Minister AK Abdul Momen.
Malaysian Minister of Tourism, Arts and Tradition, Dato’ Sri Nancy Shukri emphasised the significance of safety and preservation of languages because it interprets to the safety and preservation of tradition and heritage.
In a video message, she additionally applauded the efforts of Bangladesh in making the Worldwide Mom Language Day a worldwide celebration, highlighting its significance to the world.
Centre for Genocide Research Director Prof Imtiaz Ahmed mentioned the thought of singularity creates issues in society. Subsequently, the popularity of all languages and ethnicities by the states and societies are essential for establishing inclusive society.
Prof Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, govt dean, School of Social Sciences and Leisure Administration, Taylor’s College; Prof Fakrul Alam of Division of English, College of Dhaka; Dr Salinah Binti Ja’afar, affiliate professor on the Division of Linguistics, Academy of Malay Research, College of Malaya, Shigeru Aoyagi, director for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Schooling; Prof Firdous Azim, chair of the Division of English and Humanities, BRAC College and Prof Wan Zawawi Wan Ibrahim, Adjunct Professor, Taylor’s College attended the occasion.
The second a part of the occasion will happen on February 19. Bangladesh Excessive Commissioner to Malaysia Md Golam Sarwar and Malaysian Excessive Commissioner to Bangladesh Haznah Md Hashim will take part within the occasion.
Apart from dwell performances of Bangladesh and Malaysia, nations like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives will take part within the cultural occasion via video, being represented by the respective diplomatic missions in Kuala Lumpur.