Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- ESU, a UK-based English Speaking Union, inaugurates its Bangladesh chapter in Dhaka on Sunday) with a view to creating global understanding through English and promote the language as the medium for the country’s interaction with the outside world.

British High Commissioner Stephen Evans will inaugurate the launching ceremony of the office as its chief patron, an ESU press statement said on Saturday.

The International Council of ESU ratified the organization’s Bangladesh chapter as an independent entity at its global conference in London in October, 2009 along with Malta and Turkey.

ESU is an international voluntary organization founded in 1918 under a Royal Charter by Sir Evelyn Wrench and one of its first chairmen was former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh are ESU’s Chief Patron and President respectively.

BBN/SI/SS/AD-30January10-11:18 pm (BST)