Respected members of Bangladesh Community:
As you know, our nation had to pay supreme sacrifice on February 21, 1952 to earn the right to speak in our mother tongue – Bangla. This sacrifice is solemnly remembered by all Bangladeshis worldwide with deep respect and sadness. UNESCO also duly recognized this struggle and declared this day to observe worldwide as International Mother Language Day.

BDCANS will organize a workshop on “International Mother Language Day 2018: Challenges and Opportunities in Promoting Mother Languages” commemorating this event in Nova Scotia. There will be interactive presentations on the workshop theme and cultural displays highlighting the historical background of this event. Please find below the time and place:

Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018
Time: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Saint Mary’s Boat Club, 1641 Fairfield Road, Halifax, NS
We would highly appreciate your participation in this initiative commemorating the sacrifice of our nation. Registration is free. For event planning and refreshment arrangements, we would require your registration confirmation by Monday, February 19. Please complete your registration through the online form:
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For registration and further details please contact any of the registration team members listed in the attached poster or visit: recent-posts/
BDCANS recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia for this event. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Best regards,
Azharul Hoque
On behalf of Team BDCANS

Respected members of Bangladesh Community,
Program schedule for International Mother Language Day event tomorrow.
Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018

Time : 3:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Venue: St. Mary’s Boat Club, 1641 Fairfield Road, Halifax, NS.
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.: Arrival/Registration/Exhibition
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.: Program Announcements
National Anthems
Flower giving at the Shaeed Minar
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.: Documentary Film Screening – “Mother Tongue”
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Workshop presentations
5:00 – 5:45 p.m.: Cultural performances
5:45 – 6:30 p.m.: Dinner (Ethnic food)
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Cleaning & closing