Language Movement & Bangabandhu: Backdrops of Bengali Nationalism

 

They sacrificed their lives on February 21 in 1952 for the first time in the history to establish right to language. Section 144, tear gas and random bullet fires—nothing could resist Bangalis unyielding aspiration for mother tongue. Salam, Barkat, Rafique, Jabbar, Shafiur and many more, with the hints for weeding the seed of independence, spearheaded their blood on the streets both consciously and unconsciously dreaming for speaking, gossiping and passing spontaneous lifestyles in mother language, which was getting obstructed by the aggression of Pakistani military. This language movement is regarded as the first feeling for nationalism and democratic movement.

Election Manifesto of Bangladesh Awami League, 9th Parliamentary Election, 2008

 

Election Manifesto of Bangladesh Awami League, 9th Parliamentary Election, 2008

15 August: The National Mourning Day

August 15 is the National Mourning Day for Bangladesh. On the fateful night of August 15 in 1975, some disgruntled and over ambitious army officers assassinated Bangabandhu and most of his family members at his Dhanmondi, Road-32 residence in the capital.

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