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shaheed minar

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Shaheed Minar , or the Martyr's monument, located at Dhaka University Campus, Bangladesh , commemorates the sacrifice for Bangla Language on 21 February 1952

21 February was proclaimed the International Mother Language Day by UNESCO on 17 November 1999. Its observance was also formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages .

international recognition of Language Movement Day , which has been commemorated in Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan ) since 1952, when a number of Dhaka university students were killed by the Pakistani police and army in Dhaka during the Bengali Language Movement .
International Mother Language Day is observed yearly by UNESCO member states and at its headquarters to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism .

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