International Turkish Hope School (ITHS) has been organizing Inter-school Bangla Olympiad for the last six years. It takes place in February, the month of International Mother Language Day, among the students of most prominent English Medium Schools from Dhaka and Chittagong. Aim of Bangla Olympiad is to increase awareness of Bangla among international curriculum students.
With the involvements of the prominent intellectuals, artists, linguists, academicians and media personnel, the Olympiad gained an enormous momentum within a very short time. Patriotic feelings clustered around Bangla Language passion and it accelerated the number of schools in this year as well. 1414 students from 58 different schools (and 84 unites with considering the schools’ branches) participated in Bangla Olympiad for competition on February 11, 2017 at ITHS Main Campus.
After the competitive day among 1414 students, on February 18th we had the Grand Gala Event and Prize Giving Ceremony with the involvement of numerous eminent figures in Bangladesh to handover the certificates, cash award and medals of the winners and to commemorate International Mother Language Day. Chief Guest Honorable Cultural Minister of the Govt. of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, special guests Honorable State Minister for Power and Energy, and Honorable State Minister for Telecommunications and IT, and Guests of Honor Director General of Bangla Academy Prof. Dr. Shamsujjaman Khan were present in the event that day.