International Mother Language Day
International Mother Language Day, Amar Ekushey February was declared as International Mother Language Day by the UNESCO on November 17,1999. Bengali got international recognition on this day.
This great occasion reminds them (Bengali) of those heroic sons of the soil who sacrificed their lives to glorify their (Bengali) mother language. Barkat, Salam, Jabbar and Rafiq were among those who sacrificed their lives to this great cause. The Pakistani ruler shot them to death on February 21, 1952 as they raised massive protest against the then Pak ruler for the heinous motive to introduce Urdu as state language.
Every year on February 21, the proud nation pays homage to these great sons for their supreme sacrifice. Since the day of its recognition by the UNESCO, the people of the world have come to know about their ( Bengali ) profound love for our mother tongue as well as our struggle for it.
The people of the world also pay their homage to the martyrs of the Language Movement. We people of the world also pay their homage to the martyrs of the Language Movement.