"All languages are equal and equally precious. Every language tells something about what it means to be human"
I am a #bengali but love the poetries in #urdu & #hindi , will never deny the fact that #malayalam is so sweet, will never deny that listening to Tamil speechs during a social gathering gives your adrenaline a push, these languages are very close to my heart ❤. On this #international_mother_language_day let's try to move towards "Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development"
Let's remember the history of this day: -
This day is the culmination of a series of protest and events that took place between 1948 and 1952. After the independence of Pakistan the ruling authority of west Pakistan recognized Urdu as the state language of Pakistan in 1948 and tired to impose it on the Bangla-speaking majority people. Not only that they also denied the demand of the Bangalis for the recognition of Bangla as the state language of East Pakistan.
In 1952 protests erupted throughout East Pakistan against the imposition of Urdu and for the recognition of Bangla as the state language of Pakistan. The ruling authority imposed section 144 all over the country as the protest grew stronger.
However, when students, politicians and general masses brought out a procession in Dhaka University area defying the section 144, the police charged fire on the procession.
As a result, Rafiq, Jabbar, Salam, Barkat and Shafiq met martyrdom. Finally, Bangla was recognized as the state language. Since then,the day is observed throughout the country with solemnity and due homage. And now it is observed as INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY