What happened in 21st February in Bangladesh?

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What happened in 21st February in Bangladesh?

On 21 February 1952, police opened fire on rallies. Abdus Salam, Abul Barkat, Rafiq Uddin Ahmed, Abdul Jabbar and Shafiur Rahman died, with hundreds of others injured. This was a rare incident in history, where people sacrificed their lives for their mother tongue.

What is celebrated on 21st February?

International Mother Language Day
International Mother Language Day or Matribhasha Diwas is observed every year on February 21 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism around the world. The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day first came from Bangladesh.

What happened on Ekushey February?

On 21 February 1952, corresponding to 8 Falgun 1359 in the Bangla calendar, a number of students campaigning for the recognition of Bangla as one of the state languages of pakistan were killed when police fired upon them.

Why is Mother Tongue Day celebrated?

Multilingual and multicultural societies exist through their languages which transmit and preserve traditional knowledge and cultures in a sustainable way. International Mother Language Day is observed every year to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

Why is Feb 21 called Shaheed?

From the student unrest had emerged a new leader, Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rehman, who went on to become the founder of Bangladesh when it attained freedom in 1971 with help from India. February 21 is a national holiday in Bangladesh, and commemoration of the day as the Shahid Dibash (Martyrs’ Day) is its greatest festival.

Who were killed in the procession on 21 February 1952?

Those killed on Feb 21 were identified as Rafiquddin Ahmad, Abul Barkat, Abdul Jabbar, Abdus Salam, Shafiqur Rahman, Abdul Awal, Ahualullah and an unidentified boy. But only five people were officially recognised as Language Martyrs – Abul Barkat, Abdul Jabbar, Rafiquddin Ahmad, Abdus Salam and Shafiur Rahman.

What is the mother language of all languages?

Known as ‘the mother of all languages,’ Sanskrit is the dominant classical language of the Indian subcontinent and one of the 22 official languages of India. It is also the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

What happened in Bangladesh 1952?

The students of the University of Dhaka and other political activists defied the law and organised a protest on 21 February 1952. The movement reached its climax when police killed student demonstrators on that day. The deaths provoked widespread civil unrest.

Why 21st February is important?

International Mother Language Day is celebrated every year on 21st February. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to promote the awareness of language and cultural diversity all across the world. It was first announced by UNESCO on November 17, 1999. Since then it is being celebrated every year.

Who became a martyr on 22 February 1952?

Language Movement Day

Language Movement Day ভাষা আন্দোলন দিবস
The Shaheed Minar monument commemorates those who lost their lives during the protests on 21 February 1952.
Official name Bengali: ভাষা আন্দোলন দিবস (Bhasha Andolôn Dibôs)
Also called Bengali: শহীদ দিবস (Shôhid Dibôs)

Why is 21st February a national holiday in Bangladesh?

It’s a national day with a public holiday to commemorate the sacrifices and protests to protect Bangla as the national language in 1952 at the time of the Movement of the Bengali Language. This day is commemorated for the martyrs of the language movement on 21st February 1952.

When is international mother language day in Bangladesh?

Ekushey February also known as Ekushey, 21 February, Shaheed Dibas (Martyrs’ Day), Bhasha Andolon and international mother language day. 21st February is a national day of Bangladesh to commemorate protests and sacrifices to protect Bengali as a national language during Bengali Language Movement of 1952.

When is Bengali Language Movement Day in Bangladesh?

In Bangladesh, 21 February ( Ekushey February) is observed as Language Movement Day, a national holiday. The Shaheed Minar monument was constructed near Dhaka Medical College in memory of the movement and its victims.

What is the celebration of Amor Ekushey in Bangladesh?

The first and ancient event is the ‘Probhat Feri” from the first minutes of the 21st February. The other celebration and events of the day include discussion about the importance of the day, national, international and provincial award presenting. Bangladesh is the home of the Bengali Language and the day is observed all over the country.

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