“Day of Bangabandhu’s Bangla speech at UN is historic”
Published: 11:35 AM, 26 September 2020 Updated: 11:37 AM, 26 September 2020
New York State Governor Andrew Mark Cuomo
New York State Governor Andrew Mark Cuomo termed the day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s speech in Bangla at the United Nations as a historic one.
In a message, the New York State Governor said this on Friday on the eve of "Bangladeshi Immigrant Day" in New York, the United States.
In his message, Cuomo termed the day as a historic one saying Bangladeshis among multilingual people have been playing an important role to build society in New York as well as in the United States.
Besides, Bangladeshis are enriching America through their culture, history and heritage, he added.
An elaborate programme has been drawn up to observe Bangladeshi Immigrant Day in New York commemorating Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s speech in Bangla at the United Nations.
The day is being observed for the second time this year after the New York State Legislature declared September 25 as the Bangladeshi Immigrant Day.
Muktadhara Foundation, which works with Bangladeshi community in New York in the field of arts, culture, and ethnic awareness, arranged different programme on the eighth day of a 10-day virtual Bengali book fair.
New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, who placed the proposal of Bangladeshi Immigrant Day, Senator John C. Liu and Congressman Grace Meng are joining the programme of Muktadhara Foundation.