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Shaheed Dibash (the Martyrs' Day) | aj0bdhaka


Shaheed Dibash (the Martyrs' Day)
The 21st February, International Mother Language Day
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Shaheed Dibash (the Martyrs' Day)
The 21st February, International Mother Language Day

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The 21st day of February (Ekushey February) is being officially observed as the Shaheed Dibash (Martyrs' Day) since the emergence of Bangladesh. Nation pays respect and homage to the sacred souls of the martyrs' of Language Movement of 1952. On this day in 1952, students and youths rose in protest against the imposition of Urdu by the then government as the lone state language of Pakistan.
Shaheed Minar
Blood was shed on this day at the Central Shaheed Minar (near Dhaka Medical College Hospital) area to establish Bangla as a state language of the then Pakistan. All subsequent movements including struggle for independence owe their origin to the historic language movement. The Shaheed Minar (martyrs monument) is the symbol of sacrifice for Bangla, the mother tongue. The day is closed holiday. Mourning procedure begin in Dhaka at midnight with the song "Amar vaier raktay rangano ekushay February" (21st February, the day stained with my brothers' blood). Nations pay respect to the martyrs by placing flowers wreaths at the Shaheed Minar.
The day has also been accorded recognition by the UNESCO as the international mother language day in 1999, and the day is being observed accordingly throughout the world since 2000.

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