| February 21st, 2007

Omor Ekushey

Shaheed Minar, Dhaka, Bangladesh Source: Internet Today is Martyrs day. This February 21st day commemorates the lives sacrificed to make Bengali one of the national languages when Bangladesh was part of Pakistan. The West Pakistani regime tried to force Urdu as the national language, a fact that was strongly contested by Bengalis. On that fateful day a procession by Bengalis was shot at by police resulting in the death of 4 martyrs. The nascent Bengali nationalism ultimately gave birth to the free nation of Bangladesh

Following a proposal made by Bangladesh, UNESCO created February 21st as the International Mother Language Day in 1999. (Source: VirtualBangladesh)


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