Sunday, February 20, 2005

Bangladesh observes the 53th anniversary of Shaheed Day (Language Martyrs' Day) tomorrow (February 21)

Financial Express (Banladesh) article:

A resolution was unanimously adopted at the plenary of the UNESCO at its headquarters in Paris in November 1999. "In its resolution the UNESCO said: '21st February be proclaimed International Mother Language Day throughout the world to commemorate the martyrs who sacrificed their lives on this very day in 1952.'
It is a great tribute and glowing homage paid by the international community to the language martyrs of Bangladesh."

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