What is the 21st February?
The 21st February is the International Mother Language Day. Mother tongue is a divine gift. From the holy Quran we come to know that the most merciful Almighty has bestowed a mother tongue upon each and every caste, creed and colour.
Why is it observed in every year?
Mother tongue is so important that the people of a country express their ideas, thoughts, feelings emotions etc. clearly through mother tongue. But it is an irony of fate that the then rulers of Pakistan tried to impose Urdu as the state language upon us instead of Bangla.
Are we proud of the martyrs who laid down their lives on this day?How?
But the people of our country raised their voice against the unlawful decision. Some of the heroic sons came forward and sacrificed their glorious life for the cause of our mother tongue on the 21st February 1952. Rafique, Jabbar, Salam, Barkat were shot.
Why has this day got the recognition of the International Mother Tongue Day?
Since then this day is called the Shaheed Dibash. Every year we remember this day with solemnity and pay them profound tribute. We are proud of the martyrs for lying down their lives. Now it is a great pleasure for us that this day has got international recognition in 1999. Now this day is observed all over the world. So it is a matter of great glory and prestige for us.
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