[[Image:শহীদ মিনার Roehl.jpg|thumb|right|[[শহীদ মিনার,ঢাকা|শহীদ মিনার]], বা শহীদ স্মৃতিস্তম্ভ, কাছাকাছি অবস্থিত [[ঢাকা মেডিকেল কলেজ]],
বাংলা ভাষার জন্য সংগ্রাম উদযাপন]]
Statue 21 February 02.jpg|right|thumb|[[Moder Gorob]], a commemorative sculpture at [[ Bangla Academy]]]]
The [[Bengali Language Movement]] was a political effort in [[East Pakistan]] (now [[Bangladesh]]) that advocated the adoption of [[Bengali language|Bengali]] as an official language. The movement faced violent opposition by the government before finally succeeding. Numerous songs, poems, novels and plays were written to commemorate the movement, as well as films and memoirs.