Imrul Hossain for DOT
 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the then student community foiled the evil effort of imposing a foreign language and the valiant youths laid down their lives to uphold the honor of the mother tongue on February 21, 1952, report Ittefaq, Somoy TV.  The premier made the remarks while joining the first International Mother Language Award giving away ceremony via video conferencing from Gono Bhaban yesterday.
 Education Minister Dipu Moni handed over the award to the winners at the International Mother Language Institute in Dhaka on Sunday on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who joined the ceremony via video conferencing.
 “Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman dreamt of emancipation through establishing the rights of the mother tongue” she said.