Sheikh Titumir, PID Reporter
The 21st of February, the blood of my brother’s blood, can I forget? Although the language movement was initiated by the Tamuddun Majlish, it spread through the All-Party State Language Struggle Council.
On 21 February 1952, the martyrs took Bengal to a unique place in the history of the world with their blood. People of all walks of life are paying homage to the martyrs of that language in the early hours of the morning. Strict security was taken in the central Shaheed Minar area under the management of Dhaka University authorities from 9 pm on Saturday (February 20).
When the clock strikes 12:01 pm, flowers are laid at the Shaheed Bedi. Due to Corona, this time the President and the Prime Minister did not come in person. On their behalf, Military Secretary Major General SM Salahuddin Islam and Major General Naqib Ahmad Chowdhury paid their respects with flowers.
After that, the premises of Shaheed Minar was opened for the public to pay their respects at 12:16 pm. The Central Committee of Bangladesh Journalists’ Welfare Organization paid homage to the language martyrs at 2:01 pm.
Former Bangladesh Chhatra League leader Sheikh Titumir and general secretary of Bangladesh Journalists Welfare Organization-BSK-S Central Committee, journalist Maksuda Akhter Rumi, advisor Dainik Ganatdanta Patrika were present at the time along with Abir Hossain Shaon, a member of the organization’s advisory council.
Also present were Organizing Secretary – Azizul Haque Raju Bangladesh Journalist Welfare Organization – Central Committee, Md. Ali Hossain – Office Secretary Bangladesh Journalists Welfare Organization – Central Committee, Journalists Elin Biswas, Taizul Islam Taju, Obaidul Ahmed, Shamsunnahar Shaon, Miron were also present. Ahmed Central leaders and many more paid homage to the language martyrs.