Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has paid tribute to all language martyrs on the Martyrs' Day and International Mother Language Day, shedding light on the role of Bangabandhu in catalysing the movement to uphold the mother tongue.
In a Facebook post from his verified account, he shared part of an animated film titled 'Mujib - My Father', portraying the charismatic leadership demonstrated by the father of the nation in the historic language movement and the wrath he incurred from West Pakistan, reports UNB.
"How were the days during the language movement? How did young student leader (Father of the Nation Bangabandhu) Sheikh Mujibur Rahman organize students for the struggle? Why was he imprisoned for entire three years between 1949 and 1952?" he posed questions, accompanied by the animated film that answered all of them.
The film recreated the fiery historic moments of the language movement where Dhaka was seething with protests against the declaration that Urdu would be the only state language of entire Pakistan, a decision deliberately neglecting tens of millions of Bangla-speakers.