Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo Today (21-02-2019) Thursday observed “Shaheed Dibosh and International Mother Language Day-2019” in a befitting manner through hoisting the national flag at half-mast at the embassy premises. This was followed by one-minute silence and special prayer to pay deep respect to the language martyrs. Later, Rabab Fatima, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, led the embassy officials and community members to place floral wreath at the altar of the Shaheed Minar at Bangabandhu Auditorium of the Embassy. Different political, socio-cultural organizations also placed their floral wreaths on behalf their respective organizations. The messages of Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Foreign Minister and Hon’ble State Minister for Foreign Affairs were read out.
The Ambassador in her welcome remarks paid deep tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the language martyrs for their supreme sacrifices and assured that Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo will always continue its efforts to publicize the significance of Shaheed Dibosh and International Mother Language Day in Tokyo. President of Japan-Bangladesh Society, Ambassador MatsushiroHoriguchi (former Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh) also spoke at the occasion as a special guest and Mr. Kazuhiro Watanabe, Translator of Bangabandhu’s Unfinished Memoirs in Japanese presented his key note speech highlighting the significance of the Day. Expatriate Bangladesh community members also took part in the discussion and paid their tribute to the language martyrs.
The programme was attended by, among others Mr. Shohei Hara, Director General of JICA, Professor Yuka Okuda from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Ms. Akiko Nara, Ms. Machiko Kono-Whiting, Director of The Asia Pacific Ladies Friendship Society (ALFS), Japanese business leaders, government officials and many expatriate Bangladesh community members.