Russian Language Day celebrated

On the eye of Russian Language Day and the 224th birth anniversary of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, a tribute and literary meeting was organized by the Russian House in Dhaka in collaboration with the University of Dhaka and the Modern Language Institute of the University.

The event started with the laying of wreaths on the bust of Pushkin at the Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building of Dhaka University. The Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Professor Dr. Akhtaruzzaman was present as the chief guest. Teachers and students of the Russian language course of Russian House, professor-students of different Faculties of Dhaka University, Russian citizens living in Bangladesh, Soviet and Russian Alumni and representatives of various media of Bangladesh were present during the tribute.

In the second phase of the program, a literary seminar was organized at the Institute of Modern Languages (IML) of Dhaka University and the Honorable Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated it.

The director of the Russian House in Dhaka welcomed all the guests and said that the whole world will be celebrating Pushkin’s anniversary and International Russian Language Day at the same time, mentioning Pushkin’s contribution to the development of Russian and world literature.

Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University discussed the life and literature of Alexander Pushkin, the greatest Russian poet of all time and the father of modern Russian language and his influence on world literature. The Vice-Chancellor of Ranada Prasad Saha University (RPSU) of Narayanganj Manindra Kumar Roy reads the essay based on Pushkin’s biography. Also, Yasmin Sultana, a Russian language teacher at Russian House Dhaka, and Olga Roy, associate professor of Russian language course at the Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) discussed about Pushkin in Russian and Bengali languages.

After the literary seminar Soviet Alumni Association, Bangladesh (SAAB) members (Syeda Jolly, Dr. Mumtaz Rahman and Jebunnahar), Students of the Russian language course at Russian House in Dhaka (Md. Shamin Yasir Ovi, Tasfia Yusuf, Mir Lihan Ahmad and Mohammad Mohsin) recited Pushkin’s poems in Russian and Bangla, read a media release.

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