On January 30, 1952, Bengali students and others established the Bhasha Andolon (Bengali language) movement in favor of the recognition of Bengali as a national language in Pakistan. It has inspired the development and celebration of the Bengali language, literature and culture. The question as to what would be the state language of Pakistan was raised immediately after its creation. In that conference All Party State Language Acti… Ekushey February plays an important role in making Bengalis aware of their cultural and national heritage and ultimately and the background to the rise of Bengali nationalism. 1952: Jannuary 26: Nazimuddin also declared in paltan maidan that urdu would be the one an only state language February 4: Abdul Matin formed “Dhaka University ‘s state language committee”. The Bengali Language movement, known as the Bhasha Andolon in Bengali, took place in Bangladesh (then called East Pakistan). Find the perfect 1952 Bengali Language Movement stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. Ekushey Padak, one of the highest civilian awards in Bangladesh, is awarded annually in memory of the sacrifices of the mo… The constitution of Pakistan since its inception in 1947 faced challenges because of its formulation and enunciations that were controversial. The leaders of these two parties played the dominant role in organizing this movement. Bengali language movement in 1952 Photo Source: Mukto Mona. Throughout the day, people of all ages and from all walks of life visit the Shaheed Minar to pay tribute to those who gave their lives for Bangla. But in 1952 it's not only inadequate to the educated class, but also spread among the entire Bengali nation. Language Movement began in 1948 and reached its climax in the killing of 21 February 1952, and ended in the adoption of Bangla as one of the state languages of Pakistan. A fight taken up by ordinary people, who just wanted to live. Since 1952, 21 February has been observed every year to commemorate the martyrs of the Language Movement. At one minute past midnight on 21 February, the President of Bangladesh arrives at the Shaheed Minar to pay homage to the language martyrs. The Paris Conference was convinced that one of the most effective ways to promote and develop mother tongues was the establishment of an International Mother Language Day throughout the world with a view to organising various activities in the member states and a language exhibition at UNESCO Headquarters on the same day. Special programmes are broadcast and telecast highlighting the importance of the day. Bangla Language Day, popularly known as Ekushe (21) February, is one of the most significant days, not in Bangladesh only, but in human history because on that day the valiant Bangalee boys gave their lives to defend their sweet mother tongue, Bangla language. On 21 March 1948, at a public meeting in dhaka, he declared that Urdu alone would be the state language of Pakistan. In a way this is correct, as the basic inspiration for the freedom struggle of the Bengali-speaking people of Pakistan came mainly from linguistic nationalism. External links. Shortly after the creation of Pakistan, at the first session of the Pakistan Legislative Assembly on 23 February 1948, dhirendranath datta proposed that Bangla be made one of the languages of the Assembly along with English and urdu. With UNESCO adopting a resolution on 17 November 1999 proclaiming 21 February as international mother language day. The majority of the Pakistani citizens (as of 1952), about 54% of the citizens, were Bengali.In the protest several students died for defending the Bengali language for themselves and for the future generations. Leaders of all vernacular languages in the history on many counts in a clash the. 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