Shahid Dibosh - International Mother Language Day - Dhaka Division, Dhaka
All Day, Sunday, 21 February 2010
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Where: City Center, Dhaka, Dhaka Division
On 17 November 1999, UNESCO proclaimed 21 February as International Mother Language Day - a memorial to those who lost their lives in trying to protect the Bengali language in 1952. It is also a celebration among all UNESCO member states to strengthen ongoing efforts in promoting multilingualism and cultural diversity.
In Bangladesh, the main celebration is held at Shaheed Minar, the Martyr's Monument, located at Dhaka University, with smaller gatherings taking place throughout the country.