Then the High Commissioner placed the floral wreath at the makeshift Shaheed Minar.
A special prayer was offered for the salvation of the departed souls of language martyrs and a one-minute silence was observed.
It was followed by reading out the messages from the President, the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister and the State Minister for Foreign Affairs.
A short documentary titled “My Tongue” was screened on the background of the Shaheed Day and International Mother Language Day.
The High Commissioner paid a rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the language martyrs, three million martyrs and 200,000 violated women of the Liberation War. He said that the Language Movement paved the way for the ultimate independence of the country.
He also urged everyone to work harder to realise Bangabandhu’s dream of a ‘Golden Bengal’ (Sonar Bangla).
Earlier, the High Commission co-organised a two-day virtual event on Feb 18-19 in conjunction with Centre for Genocide Studies, Dhaka University, School of Liberal Arts, Taylor’s University Malaysia and Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Malaysia.