Bangla should be made an official UN language: Obaidul Quader
Staff Correspondent bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-02-21 18:15:03.0 BdST Updated: 2017-02-21 18:15:03.0 BdST
Bangla should be made an official language at the UN, government minister Obaidul Quader has said.
He made the suggestion while talking to reporters after paying tributes at Dhaka’s Central Shaheed Minar on Tuesday.
The day to commemorate the martyrs of the Bangla Language Movement is recognised worldwide as International Mother Language Day.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Quader said it was time for Bangla, the language of 320 million people across the globe, to be made an official language of the UN.
Currently there are six languages that are working languages at UN meetings.
Quader called for more awareness in maintaining dignity of the Bangla language.
Earlier, he and other senior leaders of the ruling Awami League paid repsects at the graves of language martyrs in Azimpur.
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