As it was The World Mother Tongue Day yesterday, 21st of February. Mal Municipality had organised an program to celebrate it. It was celebrated at Bhasha Shahid Chakra, Caltex More.
First of all the tribute was given to those martyred of Bengal who laid down their lives for the sake of their countries by Shri Swapan Saha (Chairman of Mal Municipality) and all the councillor members of Malbazar.
After that they all came to the stage where Dr. Tapti Saha (Head Bengali Teacher in Mal Parimal Mitra Smriti Mahavidyalaya) and Shri Krishna Sharma (Nepali Poet and Teacher).
At first the opening song was sung.
Then Mal Municipality Chairman Shri Swapan Saha kept his speech on the stage then after Shri Krishna Sharma.
Shri Swapan Saha announced in his speech that soon he will build a cultural hall for cultural program for every cast and it will be just beside of Mal Fire Station.
Shri Krishna Sharma thanked everyone and started his speech in Nepali which is his mother tongue. He got many respects from the audience and Mal Municipality Chairman.
In the program, It was said that Mr. Krishna Sharma was an anonymous poet from Malbazar. Even Mr. Swapna Saha was unknown from this. But as soon as the information was found Mr. Swapna Saha invited him to the program.
Krishna Sharma writes his poems and stories in Nepali.
Yesterday whole West Bengal celebrated International Mother Language Day with dedication and paid honor to those who had sacrificed their lives with an aim to provide an identity for the Bengali language.
The Bangla Language Movement of February 21, 1952 was a unique movement aimed at advocating the recognition of Bangla language as the state’s official language, allowing it to be used by the government.
Consequently, UNESCO proclaimed February 21 as the International Mother Language Day to coincide with the Language Day Movement in Bangladesh called Amar Ekushey.
The IMLD was established by UNESCO in 1999 and the date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bengali, as one of the two national languages of the then East Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, the capital of what is now Bangladesh.
According to the UN, mother tongue is the most powerful instrument of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible cultural heritage.