International Mother Language Day

Millions of Bangladeshis have placed wreaths at hundreds of Shaheed Minars across the country to pay rich tributes to the language movement martyrs of 1952.  The country is observance of International Mother Language Day on Monday, popularly known as Martyrs’ Day (Shaheed Dibas). The memorial for the annual traditional remembrance of those killed when police fired on campaigns on this day, who were demanding Bengali be declared as one of the state languages of what was then Pakistan.

 

Dhaka, February 2011. International Mother Language day is observance at central Shaheed Miner. Photo:Monirul Alam

 

Dhaka, February 2011. International Mother Language day is observance at central Shaheed Miner. Photo:Monirul Alam
Dhaka, February 2011. International Mother Language day is observance at central Shaheed Miner. Photo:Monirul Alam

 

Dhaka, February 2011. International Mother Language day is observance at central Shaheed Miner. Photo:Monirul Alam

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