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Bangla Olympiad at ITHS to mark Language Day

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Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP and Prof Dr Md. Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari, Vice Chancellor, Islami University, Kushtia are seen with the winners of Bangla Olympiad at the presentation and gala ceremony of the contest held at International Turkish Ho

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International Turkish Hope School (ITHS) has organized Inter-school Bangla Olympiad to mark the International mother Language Day at its main campus recently. The school has been organizing this Olympiad for the last eight years in the month of February to honour the langyage hero of Bangladesh. The Olympiad has witnessed a major participation of the most prominent English Medium and English Versions of the National Curriculum Schools of the capital, says a press release.
This year, a staggering number of contestants from numerous renowned schools around Dhaka participated in six different categories and showcased their talents in the field of Music, Poem Recitation, Essay Writing, Drawing, Group Dance, and Extempore speech. With the involvements of the prominent intellectuals, artists, linguists, academicians and media personnel the Olympiad gained an enormous momentum within a very short time. A total of 1500 participants from 62 different schools with their 88 branches have participated in this 7th Inter-school Bangia Olympiad. The presentation and gala ceremony was held on Sunday at its auditorium. The winning students along with their parents, school principals, coordinators were present at the program. The chief guest of the program was Information Minister  Hasanul Haq Inu, MP and the guest of honour was Prof Dr Md. Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari, Vice Chancellor, Islami University.
In his speech the Information Minister emphasized on remembering the history of our language movement and the sacrifices of the martyrs. Also to become a responsible citizen as this country has a rich history of culture and heritage of its own. Building own identity as Bangladeshi is important among this generation he added.
Guest of Honour appreciated this kind of arrangement by ITHS. He was pleased to see English medium students being so proficient in BangIa and taking so much interest in Bangladeshi Culture. Both the chief guest and the guest of honour urged all the students to give first priority to Bangia language which is their mother tongue. They opined study in an English medium school is never a barrier to learn to respect the language and culture and heritage.
Bangla Olympiad is an annual inter-school competition envisioned for the purpose of cultivating students' interest in Bangla and stimulating their intellect through the use of their mother tongue.

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