Friday, February 21, 2014

Today is International Language Day, which commemorates Bangladeshi activism

Did you know that today is International Mother Language Day. Today was chosen to commemorate Bangladeshi activism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students from different educational institutions such as Dhaka University , Jagannath University , Dhaka Medical College demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bengali, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka (near High Court), which is the capital of present day Bangladesh. It is also my sister's birthday :)

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