Volunteers decorate the Central Shaheed Minar, a solemn and iconic monument, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Feb. 21, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)

Bangladeshi people pay tributes to language movement activists

Tens of thousands of people in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka paid tributes to the country’s language movement activists who sacrificed lives on the day in 1952.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization declared Feb. 21 as the International Mother Language Day. 

Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid (L) and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pay tributes to the country’s language movement activists at the altar of the Central Shaheed Minar, a solemn and iconic monument, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Feb. 21, 2020. (PID/Handout via Xinhua)
Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid pays tributes to the country’s language movement activists at the altar of the Central Shaheed Minar, a solemn and iconic monument, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Feb. 21, 2020. (PID/Handout via Xinhua)
Volunteers decorate the Central Shaheed Minar, a solemn and iconic monument, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Feb. 21, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)
An artist paints in front of the language martyrs’ memorial monument in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Feb. 19, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)