- The mourning songs of the Shaheed Dibosh recall-
- What do people place at Shaheed Minar on Shaheed Dibosh?
- Who proclaimed February 21 as the International Mother Language Day?
- When was February 21 proclaimed as the International Mother Language Day?
Read the passage carefully and answer to the questions given below:
21 February is observed as Shaheed Dibosh every year throughout the country in remembrance of the martyrs of the language movement of 1952. The commemoration begins at the early hours of the day with mourning songs that recall the supreme sacrifices of our language martyrs. People wear black badges and go to the Shaheed Minar in barefoot processions, singing mourning songs. They place wreaths at the Minar. Many of them visit the graves of the martyrs at Azimpur graveyard and pray for them. They also attend various programmes organised in remembrance of the language martyrs. The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) on 17 November in 1999 proclaimed February 21 as the International Mother Language Day in recognition of the sacrifices of the martyrs for the rightful place of Bangla. The day is now annually observed worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
When does the commemoration of 21 February begin?
- People go to the Shaheed Minar in _____.
- What does ‘Multilingualism’ stand for?
- What do people wear on Shaheed Dibosh?