How you celebrate International mother language day?
Every 21 February we celebrated international mother language day in Bangladesh. Earlier we celebrated this day as “language day”. This language day proclaimed as international mother language day in 1999 by the UNESCO. In this day all show their respect to the language martyred. Everybody go to the “shahid minar” (martyr monument) where they show their respect and gratitude to bengali language martyr by giving flower and wearing black badge. All age group people went their respective local “shahid minar”(martyr monument). We had lot of cultural program like recitation of poem, team wise cultural dance, drama and folk song. President and Prime minister show their respect to the language martyr at start of the day when have time 12:01AM (late night).
UN announced to celebrate this day all over the world. From 2000, theme of this day had changed as this became international mother language day. We showed our respect to all different languages of the world even for all minor ethnic groups. Here language research centre inaugurated. This centre working for keeping existence of all language as few languages is going to lose from the earth. They will also work for proper using languages. This is a big project. Local government with UN tries to accomplish this mission.
However, have you ever observed this day? How you celebrate this 15th international mother language day?