Mother Language Day ( news)

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 Tuesday, 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.

© Monirul Alam
21 Feb Dhaka Bangladesh-A Bangladeshi decorates the Shaheed Minar, or martyrs mausoleum, on International Mother Language Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012  © Monirul Alam