On February 21, 2015 numerous organizations, professional bodies, and people interested in the celebration of mother language and the topic of linguistic diversity joined together at the monument initiated by the Bangladesh PressClub Centre of Alberta (BPCA) in assistance with the Bangladesh Heritage and Ethnic Society of Alberta (BHESA).
The program was held at the premises of the Students' Association of the Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton. The program oficially started at 12.00 pm with a floral tribute to the language martyrs of Bangladesh, who left their lives for the recognition of their mother language Bangla. The event is considered as the inspiration behind International Mother Language Day on February 21st.
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