Dhaka: The nation on November 25 will celebrate the recognition of the historic 7th March speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as a world documentary heritage.
The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) last week with PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury in the chair.
Officials of different ministries, government divisions, civil society members and media people were present at the meeting.
“We think recognition of Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech as a world documentary heritage is a great achievement for the nation as well as for its history and heritage … inclusion of the speech in the world documentary heritage means involvement with the everlasting world heritage,” Dr Kamal Naser told BSS today.
To celebrate this great achievement, he said, joyous processions involving the people of all classes and professions as well as government and private organisations will be staged across the country on November 25.
He said this programme has been taken to inform the people, particularly students and future generations, about the national and international significance of the Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech.
The top government official said the celebration won’t be limited to as only a festival, it will be in fact as awareness build-up programme so that the students and next generation could be well-informed about the March 7 speech.
Describing the recognition as a great pride for Bangalee nation and Bangla language, he said that everybody, especially students, should know about the national and international significance of Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech.
“They should also know that what is the Memory of the World International Register and what is the World Documentary Heritage,” he said.
“We’re considering taking a special class in all educational institutions to inform the students about these crucial issues,” he added.
Dr Kamal Naser said initiatives will be taken to preserve the March 7 speech as a visible one in all public libraries and educational institutions which will remain as a pride for the nation.
“The educational institutions will later arrange various competitions like quiz and general knowledge on the March 7 speech,” he said.BSS.