Al-Madinah International University (MEDIU) celebrates International Mother Language Day(IMLD) recently on Tuesday, 21 February 2017. International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
The program was organized by MEDIU’s Bangladeshi Student Association led by Brother Jubayed Uddin in the presence of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daud Abdul Quadir Elega; Dean Faculty of Language, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yousef Abu Baker El-Ebiary; Dean of Student Affairs, Mr.Syed Mahbubul Alam Al-Hasani; Students Affairs Division officer and Mr. Ahmad Syazwan bin Zainal Ariffin; SRC President.
A short introduction of IMLD was delivered by Brother SK Ahmmad Fahad stating the International Mother Language Day(IMLD) celebrated on 21st February annualy to commemorate the four univeristy’s students who were killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952 in then East Pakistan. IMLD was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 17 November 1999 and was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.
This was followed by delivering the Bangladesh national anthem by a group of students, poem recitation by Brother Alamgir Hossain and prayer recitation for the martyred students by Brother Abubakar Gali.