International Qirat Program

The 20th International Quran Recitation Conference was held in Bangladesh from 24th January-9th February 2020. The conference was organized by International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA), sponsored by PHP Family Bangladesh, in association with Islamic Foundation Bangladesh.

The opening ceremony of the conference was held at the National Mosque Baitul Mukarrom, Dhaka on 24th January. Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Chairman PHP Family, was present as the Chief Patron.

Janab Mawlana Qari Shah Ataullah Ibne Hafejji Hujur, Chairman, Bangladesh Khilafat Andolon; Janab Mahbub Hossain, Additional Inspector General of Bangladesh Police; Janab Abdul Hamid Jamaddar; Director General of Islamic Foundation Bangladesh; Janab Misbahur Rahman Chowdhury, Governor, Board of Governors, Islamic Foundation Bangladesh were present as the special guests.

International Mother Language Day Celebration

The 21st of February is a red-letter day in our national life. On this day in 1952, the brave sons of our motherland laid down their lives to protect the interest of our mother tongue. Since then we have been observing this day as ‘Shaheed Day! But in 1999, UNESCO declared this day as ‘International Mother Language Day. This declaration has turned a national celebration into an international event. With the declaration of the UNESCO, a new dimension has been added to the day. The teaching of the day is that we all should respect the mother languages of others. Our mother language is our unique possession. In the same way, other people’s mother languages are also priceless to them. In a broader sense, the day teaches us to have respect for other people’s rights. On this day the national flag flies at half-mast. Some rituals are performed. Early in the morning the President, Prime Minister, members of Parliament, staffs of diplomatic missions and others arrive at Central Shaheed Minar to place bouquets of flowers. Thus they pay tribute to those who gave their lives for Bangla. Throughout the day people visit the Shaheed Minar to show their respect to the martyrs. Everywhere the elegiac song. “Amar Bhayer Rakte Rangano Ekushey February” is sung. Discussions, meetings, cultural programs, etc. go on for remembering the language matters. The 21st of February has become an inspiration for us on our way of progress and prosperity.

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