ADRA Bangladesh Observed International Mother Language Day
International Mother Language Day is celebrated every year on the 21st of February and the purpose of this day is to raise awareness of language, cultural diversity, and multilingualism around the world.
International Mother Language Day was introduced by UNESCO in recognition of the sanctity and preservation of all vernacular languages in the world. The event began being observed from 21 February 2000 throughout the world to commemorate the martyrs who sacrificed their lives on this date in Dhaka in 1952.
The Language Movement, a significant event in the nation's history, was aimed at establishing the right to speak in the mother tongue as well as protecting self-identity, culture, and heritage.
21 February has a large value and significance for the Bengali nation. On this day they get the right to speak and write in their mother language after donating a huge amount of blood under the shooting of the Pakistani Police. It acted as the catalyst of the identity of the Bengali national in East Bengal.
ADRA in Bangladesh observed the day at its project-level paying tributes to the martyrs of the Language Movement. Community Empowerment Project (CEP) – Gouripur, Mymensingh organized a procession. CEP – Daulatpur, Manikganj lit up candles in the basement of the central Shahid Minar to pay homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives to give Bengali as our mother tongue.