Thai-Bangladeshis commemorate International Mother Language Day in Pattaya

Billion -Bangladeshis gathered on Wednesday to commemorate International Mother Language Day in Pattaya. The community commemorated the day on the Unique Regency Hotel on Pratumnak Soi 5.
Dozens of residents, esteemed guests, and other members of the Pattaya Thai-Bangladeshi Community attended the event.
International Mother Language Day is globally observed and formally recognised by the United Nations. The day aims to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world, according to UNESCO. It is especially important to the Bangladeshi people because the day was their initiative.
The people of Bangladesh fought to have their language recognised within the late Forties and early Nineteen Fifties in East Bengal (now Bangladesh). This resulted in an incident in 1952 during which the then Pakistani authorities, which wanted to make Urdu the only national language, shot at protesters and rallies protesting the decision to not make Bengali a state language. Five people had been killed, and lots of were injured. After years of protests, rallies, and activism, the Bengali language was finally made the state language of Pakistan in 1956.
Since then, Bangladeshis in particular have commemorated the day with ceremonies and observations to rejoice their language and remember those that fought for their mom tongue. However, the day highlights all languages’ significance and the significance of preserving one’s native mother tongue. The Pattaya Thai-Bangladeshi Community celebrated the day with a spread of activities, including speeches from varied audio system in English, Bengali, and Thai, The Pattaya News reported. The event also included several ceremonies, music, cultural activities, and a scrumptious dinner ready by the Thai Bangladeshi Community in Pattaya..

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