Bangladeshis are remembering the Language Motion heroes who sacrificed their lives in demanding Bangla as a state language of Pakistan in 1952.
Individuals started flocking to the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka and different memorials up and down the nation on Sunday night time to pay homage to the martyrs, bdnews24 studies.
Barefooted, they carried flowers of their palms and the immortal line — “‘Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano Ekushey February, Ami Ki Bhulite Pari’ (Can I neglect the twenty-first of February/ incarnadined by the blood of my brother?) on their lips.
The commentary of the day, Shaheed Dibosh or Martyrs Day, kicked off at 12:01am on Monday formally with President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina – taking precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic – sending representatives to position wreaths on their behalf on the Shaheed Minar.
Salam, Rafique, Shafique, Jabbar and Barkat embraced martyrdom in police firing as they took to the road to accentuate the marketing campaign to determine Bangla as a state language of the then Pakistan, sowing the seeds of subsequent actions for independence.
Finally, Bangladesh snatched independence from Pakistan in 1971. Feb 21, due to this fact, shouldn’t be solely a day of sacrificing lives for the appropriate to talk one’s personal language, but additionally a memorabilia of Bengali nationhood, individuality and cultural identification.
The UNESCO in 1999 declared Feb 21 as Worldwide Mom Language Day.
The day is a nationwide vacation. The nationwide flag will fly at half-mast in honor of the martyrs.
In mild of the coronavirus pandemic, the authorities have made it obligatory to current a coronavirus vaccination certificates, moreover sporting a facemask, to pay homage to the martyrs on the Shaheed Minar.
People will pay tribute to martyrs in teams of two at a time whereas the variety of representatives from any group has been restricted to 5.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police have put in place a six-tier safety system centring the monument and requested the folks to not take any bag to the Shaheed Minar.
After the president, prime minister, political events and dignitaries, folks will probably be allowed to position flowers on the Shaheed Minar.
The leaders of the Jatiya Celebration, the principle opposition in parliament, pays tributes to the martyrs within the early hours. The BNP mentioned it could place a wreath on Monday morning. Each events will maintain discussions.
Social and cultural organizations and academic establishments will set up different packages, together with conferences, seminars, symposiums, and cultural competitions following the well being protocols.