On 21 February 2020, Royal University of Dhaka observed Martyrs and International Mother Language Day at the university premises to mark the heroic struggles and sacrifices of martyrs for our mother tongue Bangla. The occasion began with a one-minute silence in honoring the soul of martyrs of Bangla language movement..
On this occasion, a discussion was held on “Contribution of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Bangla Language Movement” where Honorable Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Profulla Chandra Sarker was the chief guest and Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration Professor Manik Kanti Majumder was the special guest. Dr. Md. Abdul Haque Talukder, Registrar, RUD presided over the program.
The chief guest Professor Dr. Profulla Chandra Sarker expressed that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was one of the organizers of Bangla language movement since 1947. He was arrested on 11 March 1948 for protesting against autocratic attitudes and denial of Bangla as the state language and imposition of Urdu as the only official language of Pakistan. With the bloodshed of Language Movement on 21 February, 1952, the nation got the recognition of Bangla as the state language and attained its long-cherished independence under the charismatic leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971.
Special Guest Professor Manik Kanti Majumder, Registrar Dr. Md. Abdul Haque Talukder, Professor Anisur Rahman, Head of the Department of Business Administration, Dr. Md. Mostafiur Rahman, Head of the Library Management and Information Science, Mr. Subrata Biswas and Ms. Shormee Saha, Lecturer were also discussed among others in the occasion.
Mr. Malay Sarker, Head of the Department of Hotel Management and Tourism was the coordinator and Mr. Abu Bakar Siddique, Head of the Department of Education anchored the program. A good number of faculty members, officers and students of the university were attended the program.