Bangladesh High Commission, London has unveiled the first-ever translations of Bangabandhu’s 7 March Speech in Irish, Scottish and Welsh languages in a special publication titled “A call for freedom in languages”.
At a special initiative of Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland Saida Muna Tasneem, language experts of Trinity College, Dublin, Herriot-Watt University, Scotland and University of Wales Trinity Saint David accomplished the translations in their respective languages, a press release said here today.
Foreign minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen virtually unveiled the special publication where ministers, MPs, academics, language experts and eminent community members from England, Wales, Scotland and Republic of Ireland joined to pay their highest tribute to Bangladesh’s Founding Father and his historic 7 March Speech.
State minister for cultural affairs K M Khalid, Minister for Europe and Prime Minister’s Office of the Irish Foreign Ministry Thomas Byrne, MP and First Minister of Wales Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS were the Guests of Honour at the event held on Monday chaired by high commissioner Sadia Muna.
“This special publication would certainly bring the history of Bangladesh’s independence and the charismatic oratory of the Bangabandhu closer to the Irish, Scottish and Welsh people and deepen our cultural heritage, linguistic linkages and human connectivity,” Dr Momen said.
While recalling his presence at Dhaka Racecourse, the Foreign Minister commented that the 7th March speech by Bangabandhu does not only tell the story of struggles for freedom of the oppressed Bengali nation but as a UNESCO Documentary Heritage of Mankind, it remains an everlasting inspiration for all oppressed and freedom-loving people around the world.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)