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icddr,b pays tribute to the language heroes

Dhaka, 21 February 2017 - Today, icddr,b paid tributes to the language movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for establishing Bangla as state language in 1952. icddr,b’s executive director Professor John Clemens and icddr,b’s staff welfare association’s president Dr Azharul Islam Khan jointly hoisted the national flag to be flown at half-mast. During the occasion, newly joined icddr,b’s deputy executive director Syed Monjurul Islam, executive committee members of staff welfare association and general staff were present among others.

In commemoration of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day a brief discussion was held. Later on the day, a team of staff welfare association led by vice president Mahbub-ul-Alam went to Central Shaheed Minar to pay homage to the language heroes. Subsequently, they stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the language heroes.

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