The Language Martyrs Day Observe in Bangladesh

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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina places wreaths and silence a moment in front of at the Central Shaheed Minar Dhaka to honors Language Movement martyrs on International Mother Language Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, February 21, 2013. The Language Movement martyrs, who fought and died on 21 February 1952 to make their mother tongue a state language, took up arms against the Pakistani army and secured the independence of Bangladesh. © Monirul Alam

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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.

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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 

 

 

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

Amar Ekushey Observed

Amar Ekushey, also the International Mother Language Day, was observed with solemnity and in the most befitting manner across the country paying glowing tributes to the language movement martyrs.

Dhaka 21 February 2010- Shaheed Minar-Copy Right-Monirul Alam

Dhaka 21 February 2010- Shaheed Minar-Copy Right-Monirul Alam