9. The World Mother Language Day
(বিশ্ব মাতৃভাষা দিবস)
(a)What does the Holy Quran say about the mother tongue?
(b) Why is the mother tongue important?
(c) W nat is the historical background of the day?
(d) What was the declaration of UNESCO regarding the day?
(e) Why was the declaration made?
Mother tongue is a divine gift. From the holy Quran, we come to know that the most merciful Almighty has bestowed a mother tongue upon every caste, creed, and color Mother tongue is, so important that the people of a country express their idea, thoughts, feelings emotions, etc. Clearly through the mother tongue. But it is an irony of fate that the then rulers of Pakistan tried to impose Urdu their as mother tongue upon us instead of Bangla. But the people of our country raised their voice against this unlawful decision. Some of the heroic sons came forward and sacrificed their glorious life for the cause of our mother tongue on the 21st February 1952. Since then this day is called the Shahed Dibash. Every year remember this day with solemnity and pay them profound tribute. Now it is a great pleasure for us that this day has got international recognition in 1999. From now onwards this day will be observed as “The World Mother Language Day”. So it is a matter of great glory and prestige for us.
Word meaning: tongue (n)- জিহ্বা; devine (adj.)- স্বর্গীয়; bestow (v)-প্রদান করা; caste(n)- জাতি; colour (n) বর্ণ; express (v)- প্রকাশ করা; irony (n)- পরিহাস; impose (v)- অর্পণ করা; instead (adj.)- পরিবর্তে; solemnity (n)- মৌনতা; profound (adj.)- গভীর; pleasure (n)- আনন্দ; recognition (n)- স্বীকৃতি।