The 1952 Language Movement took place to preserve the right to speak and practice our mother tongue freely on the grounds of Bangla. The brave martyrs who sacrificed their lives to earn the freedom to speak the language on this very grievous day is the reason why we can speak, practice and represent our culture to the rest of the world. Today, 21 February is known as International Mother Language Day in tribute to the Language Movement and the ethno-linguistic rights of people around the world.
ITHS Uttara Preschool and Junior Section students observed this day and paid tribute to the language martyrs on the morning of 21 February, during their daily assembly session. Shahid Minar monument copies, made by the students, were put on display along with banners and paintings, while some of the selected students performed song. Students came to school in black and white attire, the color code for Ekushey February, carrying bouquets and flowers with them which they placed on the altar of the Shahid Minar one by one. It was indeed a sight worth watching when the students marched towards the Shahid Minar monuments with the flowers and “Amar bhaiyer roktey rangano ekushey February…” in the backdrop.