Feb. 17, 2020 – Shahid Dibosh, the coming 21st is a memorial day for those killed in resisting the policy of exterminating language. Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) brings together about 500 students from the Shamsul Hoque Khan College and American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) to celebrate International Mother Language Day and hold their respective events on 20th and 21st to spread peace with cultural activities. On 21st, the HWPL peace delegation will appear as a guest on a private broadcasting station, SATV talk show.
International Mother Language Day is an international anniversary designated by UNESCO, which commemorates Feb. 21 every year in memory of young people who lost their lives while demonstrating to protect Bangalore, and for the sake of diversity in language and culture, the use of multilingualism, and the respect of each native language.
Under the theme of “Cultural exchange, Bridge of World Peace” Bangladesh University students will share a comparable historical experience between Bangladesh and Korea, which achieved independence by keeping their ethnic identity, mother tongue. There also will be talks on respecting ethnic identity and spreading peace culture as stated in DPCW.
Shamsul Hoque Khan College students will hold a painting contest to remember sacrifice of young people who lost their lives to protect their native language. In addition, AIUB students plan to engage in cultural exchanges between Bangladesh and Korea with Bengali poetry recitation, singing Bengali songs, drama performances and soccer friendly matches. On a SATV talk show HWPL Peace delegation will cast light upon and recall the meaning of this international memorial day from a Korean perspective.
In the meantime, HWPL is putting forth their utmost efforts to create an international legally binding instrument for peace with a document of 10 articles and 38 clauses, called “Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War” (DPCW) consisting of a peaceful settlement of international disputes, reduction in war potential, ensuring religion and ethnic identity, spreading a culture of peace and so on to be submitted to the UN General Assembly as a draft resolution and to be adopted officially.