London Station gets the Bengal signage. Mamata Banerjee reacts

This is the first time that the name of a London Underground station has been shown in Bengali.

London Underground Station will now have Bengal signage. This is the first time that the name of a London Underground station has been shown in Bengali. West Bengal Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee has praised the move. He tweeted: “It is proud to note that London Tube Rail has accepted Bengali as a sign language at Whitechapel Station, and it reflects the growing importance and global strength of the 1000-year-old language.”

In a subsequent post, Ms. Banerjee added: “It emphasizes the need for the diaspora to work together in common cultural directions. It is a triumph of our culture and heritage.”

John Biggs, mayor of Tower Hamlets, who played an important role in getting bilingual signage at Whitechapel Station, shared some new photos on Twitter. Here we can see the signage in both English and Bengali. On one slide, Mr Biggs is outside the station.

“We are delighted to see bilingual signs installed at Whitechapel Station, funded by Tower Hamlets Now in both English and Bengali,” he wrote on Twitter.

Mr Biggs also thanked London Mayor Sadiq Khan for “helping to make this happen”.

According to an East London Advertiser report, Mr Biggs, in a letter to the mayor of London, emphasized the need to come out with bilingual signs. In his appeal, Mr Biggs said: “Whitechapel is at the heart of the Bangladeshi community. Bilingual Southall signs have been installed and repeating this Whitechapel would be welcome to mark Britain’s Bangladeshi culture and reflect its rich heritage and diversity.”


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