West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed pride at the London Metro station sign at Whitechapel station in Bengali, calling it a “victory of culture and heritage”.
In a tweet, the Trinamool Congress supremo said, “Proud to learn that the London Tube Rail has accepted Bengali as the language of signage at Whitechapel station, acknowledging the growing global importance and power of the 1,000-year-old Bengali language.” it shows.” Banerjee said the move underscores how Bengali diaspora should work together in common cultural directions.
It underscores that the diaspora should work together in shared cultural directions. This is a victory for our culture and heritage. (2/2)- Mamta Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 14 March 2022
According to a statement, the signboards written in English and Bengali were introduced by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council following a council and community-led campaign. Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs also praised the move. “Glad to see the bilingual signs now in both English and Bengali at Whitechapel station,” he said in a tweet.
Many Bengali migrants from Bangladesh and India live in the Whitechapel area of London.
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