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UNESCO’s recognition of Bangabandhu’s 7th March 1971 speech celebrated in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen: Embassy of Bangladesh in Copenhagen celebrated the inscription of historic 7th March speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the Memory of the World International Register of UNESCO at Asia House on 01 December 2017 in a befitting manner. The event was attended by more than sixty guests including members of Bangladesh community, a good number of ambassadors and diplomats and academicians, among others.

Professor Mikkel Fugl Eskjær of Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, the author of the book “Bangladesh – development in a globalized world” delivered the keynote speech. In this deliberation, he highlighted the uniqueness of historic 7th March speech and signified that the endorsement of this speech by UNESCO is a symbol of global recognition not only to the speech itself but also to Bangladesh as a country which has been making remarkable progress based on the philosophy and the guiding principles envisioned by Bangabandhu through his political struggle spanning more than 23 years.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Denmark Muhammad A Muhith in his remarks highlighted on the greatness of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as a leader and as a human being whose immense sacrifices translated Bangalees’ dream of nationhood into reality.

He also opined that the historic 7th March speech is one of the most influential speeches in the human history, a speech that changed the landscape of South Asia shaping the future of Bangali nation in just a few minutes. He mentioned that the speech would remain a testimony from time immemorial on how a single speech can bind a whole nation together.

At the outset of the event, the original speech with English subtitle was screened before the audience and the copy of the same was circulated among the guests. The event was rounded off with refreshment hosted by the Embassy.

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