Writing an essay or composition about “International Mother Language Day” for class 6, class 7, class 8, class 9, class 10, SSC HSC
The 21st of February is a red letter day in our national history. Since 1952 we have been observing the 21st February as Martyrs Day upholding the supreme sacrifice of the valiant sons of this soil for our beloved mother tongue. But it was the 17th November 1999 when this glorious event of our history gained international recognition. On the 17th November 1999, UNESCO at its headquarters in Paris proclaimed the 21st February as the International Mother Language Day. It is such a prestigious thing that we can not find the appropriate words to express our immense pleasure.
With an ulterior motive to destroy our distinctive culture, identity, the then Pakistani ruler declared, “Urdu and Urdu shall be the state language of Pakistan.” Hearing this statement, the Bangalees became very much excited. On the 21st of February 1952, hundreds of students brought out a procession defying section 144 in Dhaka. They raised a slogan demanding Bangla as one of the state languages of Pakistan. Then the police force opened fire on this procession. Consequently, Salam, Barkat, Rafiq, Jabbar, Shafiq and many unknown students were killed on the spot. Afterward, a nine-month-long war we achieved our freedom on the 16th December 1971.
Considering the achievement of language, the international body UNESCO has taken it up as a matter of pride to declare the 21st February as the “International Mother Language Day”. This will not only encourage the different nations and their languages but also inspire solidarity among the nations. The future generation will feel proud among the independent nations of the world.
Bengali has been ranked to the position of International Languages. It has now, like all other languages, assumed its true status. In fact, we can say that it is a great achievement for the people of Bangladesh. The Bangalees have played a very important role in protecting their mother language from the serious crisis of its existence.