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20-July-2017
20-July-2017

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A monument commemorates International Mother Language Day.

International Mother Language Day is an observance held annually on 21 February worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was first announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999. Its observance was also formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.

Location

Address:Ormond Street, Ashfield Park, Ashfield, 2131
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.886111
Long: 151.135556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th February, 2006
Front Inscription

Conserve your mother language

Bangla
English
Aboriginal
Italian
Chinese

Shahid Minar

Amar Bhaier Rokte
Rangano Ekushe February
Ami Ki Bhulite Pari

We remember the sacrifice of 21st February 1952

Back Inscription

Conserve your mother language

Greek
Arabic
Spanish
Tagalog
Korean
Polish
Hindi

International Mother Language Day Monument

In memory of the martyrs Salam, Rafiq Jabbar & Barkat who sacrificed their lives on February 21st 1952 at Dhaka, Bangladesh to protect the Bangla kanguage

February 21st was declared International Mother Language Day by UNESCO on November 17th 1999

Source: MA
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