Barbed fence can`t stop language: Swapan
Published: 06:40 PM, 21 February 2020 Updated: 11:12 PM, 21 February 2020
Citing the citizenship rights for all, Minister of State for Rural Development and Cooperative Swapan Bhattacharya said that the elimination of citizenship of any country is not right. The barbed wire fence at the border can't stop the language of the Bengali-speaking people or cause division.
He said this while speaking as a chief guest at a ceremony on the occasion of the Martyrs Day and International Language Day in No Mansland on the Benapole border, organized by India-Bangladesh.
Swapan Bhattacharya said, "Our freedom came by the way of language movement in 1952." The people and government of India stood by us in this freedom fights. So from independence, Bangladesh's relation with India is very close. We are grateful to them for this. It is a matter of pride that we are celebrating the achievement of Bengali with two Bangla together. It will inspire to increase the harmony and friendship of the two countries.
At the time, West Bengal Minister Jyotiri Malik said, Bengalis have sacrificed their lives for language and freedom. There is nowhere else in the world to offer so much sacrifice for language and freedom. That's why you're a proud nation.
On the occasion of the Great Martyrs' Day and International Mother Language Day, thousands of linguists of two Bengal gathered at Indo-Bangladesh border area of Benapole in Jashore. Thousands of people from two Bangla meet at No-Mansland at the Benapole-Petropole check-post, forgetting the geographical boundary of the language.
Along with the common people of West Bengal and Bangladesh, representatives of the government, including political, social, cultural, businessmen, paid their rich tributes to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement.
The ceremony began at 10:00 am with flowers wreaths at the temporary martyr altar at Nomansland on the Benapole-Petrapole border.
Social, cultural and political organizations from two countries participated spontaneously on separate stages. Their voices sounded in different music to commemorate the martyrs of the language. These days, for a moment, the international border is stunned.
Sheikh Afil Uddin, MP of Jashore-1 (Sharsha), was present as a special guest on the occasion. Benapole Customs Commissioner Belal Hossain Chowdhury, Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shafiul Arif, Superintendent of Police Ashraf Hossain, Benapole Port Director (Additional Duties) Abdul Jalil, Jashore-49 BGB Battalion Captain Md. Selim Reza and High-ranking government officials and local political leaders were present.
Shri Jyotipriya Mallic, Minister of Food and Supplies of the State Government of West Bengal was the chief guest of the ceremony organized by West Bengal. Shankar Adhya, the municipal chief of the Bangaon Municipality, former MP Smt. Mamata Thakur, Shrimati Bina Mondal, president of the North 24 Parganas Zilla Parishad, vice-president of North 24 Parganas Zilla Parishad, Shri Krishna Gopal Banerjee and others were present.
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