Language heroes on Friday urged the government and the authorities to use Bangla language and calendar in all government and private organisations and in their day to day activities.
People are not using Bangla calendar in most of the government and private organisations, they said in a human chain organised in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka.
Language hero Abdul Karim Pathan urged the government to make the use of Bangla calendar mandatory in government offices.
Another language hero Jasim Uddin said, ‘It is unfortunate that most of the people in the country do not even use Bangla calendar in their daily life.’
Language heroes Shahjahan Yusuf, Ful Hossain, Hajera Nazrul and Rezaul Karim, among others, were present.
The event was arranged by Bhasha Andolan Smriti Rakkha Parishad and presided over by parishad president MR Mahbub.
Another organisation, Asia Chinnamul Manabadhikar Bastobayon Foundation, in a separate human chain at the same venue, demanded following Bangla calendar in all government and
private activities and programmes, a press release issued by the organisation said.
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