Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put emphasis on maintaining the distinctive characters of Bangla and Bangladesh's culture and tradition while moving ahead to cope with the global pace.
She said: "We need to make sure that we must not forget our language, culture and tradition.
"We may have to learn many languages, many things and use newer technologies, but we will have to uphold our own distinctive characters. We can move ahead maintaining all this."
The prime minister made the statement while speaking at a function marking the distribution of Ekushey Padak 2018 organized by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday.
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She said the Bangalis, as a nation, has many things to be proud of. "We have to preserve those, and publicize those for the future generation."
Sheikh Hasina said this should be done so that no one forgets the tradition and culture of the country. "We must uphold the distinctive characters of our culture, tradition and heritage."
She said the Bangalis as a nation has earned everything through struggles and huge sacrifices. “We must uphold these achievements.”
The prime minister said the new generation must know the nation's glorious history to be prepared to face the future challenges as Bangladesh will never bow down to others.