IUB launches Sasheen Center for Multilingual Excellence and Center for Endangered Languages

State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid inaugurates the two centres

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Published : 17 Nov 2022, 07:41 PM
Updated : 17 Nov 2022, 07:41 PM

Independent University, Bangladesh or IUB has launched the Sasheen Centre for Multilingual Excellence SCMLE and the Centre for Endangered Languages CEL. 

State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid inaugurated the two centres during a programme held at the IUB campus in Dhaka on Tuesday, the university said in a statement. 

Khalid said, “The Sasheen Center for Multilingual Excellence and the Center for Endangered Languages are being established to enrich not only our mother language, but also foreign languages. Our War of Liberation began with the Language Movement. Our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman fought for our language.

“Bangladesh is a country of many languages. There are 49 small ethnic communities in the country. One of the important priorities of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs is to preserve the languages spoken by the members of the small ethnic communities. It is very important for our students to know both the local and global languages.” 

“In this globalised world, learning the languages of the emerging economies has become an essential skill. If IUB students want to keep up with the pace of the ever-changing world, they will have to rise to this challenge,” said Professor Tanweer Hasan, vice chancellor of the university.

“As a business professor, I understand the importance of communication, the way it shapes progress. Language is how you communicate. The more languages you know, the more opportunities – economic and social – you can create. Multiple language skills give you a distinct competitive advantage in this era of fast-pace communication and digital transformation.”

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