The nation is set to commemorate International Mother Language Day on February 21 Tuesday.
The government has taken extensive programmes to observe the ‘Shaheed Dibash’ and the International Mother Language Day with the national flag flying at half-mast in all educational institutions, government, semi-government and autonomous offices and private buildings across the country.
In line with the national programmes, the day would be observed by all educational institutions, city corporations, pourasabhas, the district and upazila administrations and Bangladesh missions abroad.
Quran Khwani, Milad Mahfil and special munajats will be held at Azimpur graveyard in the city for the martyrs of the Language Movement.
Dhaka University authorities will arrange programmes at the Central Shaheed Minar.
Strict measures have been taken for strengthening security in the Shaheed Minar, Dhaka University and surrounding areas.
Different roads and important spots in the city have been decorated with festoons inscribed with Bangla alphabet.
Various organizations and institutes, including Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Nazrul Institute, Jatiya Grantha Kendra, Islamic Foundation, National Museum, International Mother Language Institute and Shishu Academy will observe the day by holding different programmes.
The programmes include book fairs, discussions, recitation, essay writing competition and cultural functions.