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PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday stressed the need for upholding the dignity of mother language and spreading the country’s literature and culture across the globe massively.

“The world cannot advance with only a single country…it has to move with all nations of the globe. So there is a necessity to learn other languages. But it’s not proper at all to forget our own language,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina added that many people of the country have to stay abroad incidentally. “Then we’ve to always give proper dignity to our own language,” she said.

The premier said this while handing over the prestigious “Ekushey Padak-2020” as the chief guest at a function at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital this morning.

At the function, she distributed the Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh, among 20 eminent persons and an organisation for their outstanding contributions to their respective fields.

The prime minister said: “We’re Bangalees and we want the practice of our culture to continue. So a special attention will have to be given so that our literature and culture could be spread further at the international level.”