International Mother Language Day celebration
•  The West Bengal Government observed International Mother Language Day with full honour at Deshapriya Park. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present on the occasion along with her Cabinet colleagues Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakim, Aroop Biswas, Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee and many other dignitaries.
Inauguration of Bhasha Shahid Smarak
•  The Bhasha Shahid Smarak, at the Ekushe Udyan opposite MP Birla Planetarium has been inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. February 21 is now celebrated as International Mother Language Day, after being recognised as such by UNESCO in 1999, and later by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008.