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Dr Dipu Moni inaugurates Shaheed Minar at CWC

The national monument was built solely on funding from the institute’s teachers, said authorities

Update : 19 Feb 2019, 11:40 PM

Education minister Dr Dipu Moni on Tuesday inaugurated a newly constructed Shaheed Minar at the Central Women's College (CWC) campus in Dhaka.

CWC authorities organized an inaugural ceremony as part of the preparations to observe the upcoming International Mother Language Day on February 21.

The national monument was built solely on funding from the institute’s teachers, said authorities.

Addressing the function, Dr Dipu Moni spoke of the historic speech of Bangabandhu and said the March 7 speech delivered by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was recognized by Unesco and included in a list of the world’s important documentary heritages.

“The Memory of the World Register included a total of 427 documents and collections from all over the world, but this is the only speech among all the documents,” she added.

The minister also said: “Youths are the future of Bangladesh. They will lead the country through their work.”

Later in the ceremony, the college authorities awarded meritorious students for their outstanding results and also presented an honorary award to Dr Dipu Moni.

Professsor Harun-or-Rashid, vice chancellor of National University, and Secretary Mahmuda Sharmeen Benu, also attended the program as special guests.

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