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February 21, 2015

WB CM pays homage at Dhaka Shahid Minar on 21 Feb

WB CM pays homage at Dhaka Shahid Minar on 21 Feb

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee was present at Shahid Minar, Dhaka at midnight February 21, to pay her respectful homage on the International Mother Language Day on 21st February.

“It is one of the most memorable moments in my life to be present at Shadid Minar, I am overwhelmed and deeply touched with emotions to experience this historic moment,” she said.

The President of Bangladesh HE  JB Abdul Hamid and Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina were also present on the occasion.

The ceremony to pay homage to the martyrs of Bhasha Andolan began right after 12 midnight. The West Bengal Chief Minister paid respect with a bouquet of flowers with the words “আমার ভাইয়ের রক্তে রাঙানো একুশে ফেব্রুয়ারি, আমি কি ভুলিতে পারি …,” written on it.

WB CM said that it was her longtime wish to come to Bangladesh and pay tribute to the martyrs of Amar Ekush. She said that this was a matter of pride for her.

Earlier in the day she had paid tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the  Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at 32 Dhanmandi.

WB CM also shared her experience on Twitter: