Memorial stamps released on Bangabandhu’s first Bangla speech at UN
Published: 11:48 AM, 26 September 2020 Updated: 11:49 AM, 26 September 2020
The postal department has released a memorial stamp and an opening envelop of Tk 10 and data card and a special seal of Tk 5, marking Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s first Bangla speech at the United Nations.
Post and Telecommunication Minister Mostafa Jabbar on Friday formally released the memorial stamp, data card and special seal from his office in Dhaka.
In a press release, the Ministry said that September 25, 1974, is a memorable day for Bangladesh and Bengali language. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered his first address as the Head of State of Bangladesh at the 29th General Assembly of the United Nations. Just eight days before that, Bangladesh became the 136th member country in the United Nation on September 17 in 1974.
Bangabandhu, who delivered his maiden speech at the United Nations in Bangla language, had established the Bangla in a dignified position as a language before the world forum.
There are six official languages of the UN - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish, but Bangabandhu was the only leader who had convinced the forum in delivering speech in his native language on that day, a glorious day in the history of Bangla language.
These newly release postal items later will be sold from all the post offices throughout the country including the General Post Office, its Philatelic Bureau and other principal post offices.