Health Desk-- Feb 21, 2019: The nation is remembering the martyrs of the historic Language Movement on the 21st February for their supreme sacrifices in establishing Bangla as a state language in 1952.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the nation in paying tribute to the martyred language heroes by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar memorials erected in memory of the martyrs of the 1952 language movement, at zero hour, marking Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day.
Barefooted men, women and children were dressed in black and white, while many carried black badges as they paid their respects with due solemnity to the valiant sons of the soil. In 1952, Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan.
After the departure of the president, prime minister and other dignitaries, tens of thousands of people, paid tributes to the martyrs. They sang Ekushey song ‘Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano Ekushey February’.
At one minute past the zero hour, President Abdul Hamid placed the wreath. The president was followed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Different political socio-cultural organisations and individuals paid homage to the martyrs with flowers.