“Ekushey February” – International Mother Language Day – was observed at the SAJIDA Head Office as well as at all field offices – on 20 February 2018. In keeping with the solemnity of the day, a dress code of Black and/or White was prescribed for all employees. In the afternoon, the staff gathered to sing songs of special significance to Ekushey, have snacks and watch clips from a documentary film, “Muktir Gaan” based on the liberation war.
International Mother Language Day was also celebrated at the seven pavement dweller centers of Amrao Manush Project in Dhaka and Chittagong with 280 participants that included children. The children spoke about the significance of Ekushey February and the history behind the language movement and the role of the martyrs.