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International Mother Language Day

Cultural programme on Int'l Mother Language Day

Cultural programme on Int'l Mother Language Day

Uccharan Academy, a leading cultural organisation of Bogra, arranged a cultural programme on International Mother Language Day and Shaheed Dibosh at its office in Wood-burn Municipality Park in Bogra town. The chief coordinator of Uccharan Academy, Atiqur Rahman Mithu presided over the function. Among the speakers were noted human rights activist Anwarul Islam Bacchu, president...

Editorial

Ekushey, the eternal beacon

LAYING down lives to establish an innate and sacrosanct right to a people's mother tongue is a rarity in history. We are successors to this exemplary badge of honour. Such a passionate saga of sacrifice was to soon transcend into worldwide embrace through the Unesco's declaration of Amar Ekushey as the International Mother Language Day. In the essence though, the Language Martyrs' Day heralded a whole series of events ranging from establishing Bangla as a state language, upholding all the...

Nation pays homage to language martyrs

Nation pays homage to language martyrs

The nation paid glowing tribute today to the Language Movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952, amid countrywide ongoing blockade. Ekushey February, or the International Mother Language Day as we call it now, is an occasion to ponder the significance of the sacrifices made by language martyrs 63...

Celebrating mother-tongue

Celebrating mother-tongue

To observe International Mother Language Day, leading cultural organisation of Bogra, Uccharan Academy recently arranged a discussion, cultural function and prize giving ceremony at Romena Afaj Srimiti Mancha of Shaheed Titu Millenayantan of Bogra town. The function was presided over by the chief coordinator of the academy Atiqur Rahman Mithu. Hundreds of children of different...

Plays staged at JKKNIU

Plays staged at JKKNIU

Students of Natyakala Department of Jatiyo Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) in Trishal staged two plays at Gahi Samyaer Gaan Mancha of the university, marking Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day Friday evening. The play “Jaundice and Bibido Balloon”, written by Selim-Al-Din was directed by Al Zabir, a teacher of Natyakala Department...

Int'l Mother Language Day in Kathmandu

The Embassy of Bangladesh in Kathmandu observed the Shaheed Dibas and International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2014 with solemnity and pageantry. The Mission organised a day-long programme to commemorate the day which began with the hoisting of the national flag at half-mast at the Chancery by the Ambassador in the morning, says a press release. In the evening, the Mission organised a cultural programme, attended by the Ambassadors and other diplomats in Kathmandu, senior Nepalese dignitaries, civil society...

Bangla Film festival at TSC

Bangla Film festival at TSC

To mark the International Mother Language Day, Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) has organised a six-day film festival. The festival, titled “Amar Bhasha'r Cholocchitro”, is currently being held at the TSC auditorium of Dhaka University. The festival began on February 22 which was inaugurated by AAMS Arefin Siddiqui, vice-chancellor of Dhaka University.   The...

Cultural news from across the country

Cultural news from across the country

Marking the 89th birth anniversary of legendary artist SM Sultan, a eight-day long Sultan Mela began on the premises of Government Victoria College at Sultan Mancha in Narail town yesterday. SM Sultan Foundation and Narail district administration have jointly organised the fair with support from Grameenphone and the cultural affairs ministry. Asaduzzaman Noor, Minister for...

CISD pays tribute to Language Martyrs

CISD pays tribute to Language Martyrs

On February 21, International Mother Language Day, Cardiff International School Dhaka (CISD) arranged a cultural programme and art competition at its auditorium in Dhanmondi, says a press release. To start with, students of Cardiff along with their parents paid tributes to the Language Martyrs by placing floral wreaths at Shaheed Minar followed by songs...

The week that was

The week that was

Marking International Mother Language Day, district administration arranged a discussion and cultural function at Manikganj Government High School playground on Friday. Family members of Language Martyrs Rafiq Uddin Ahmad and Language Movement veterans were accorded reception at the function. The district administration also arranged art, poetry recitation, handwriting and essay writing competitions for children. The winners of the competition were also given prizes at the function. Zahid Maleque Swapan, state minister, Health and Family Welfare – attended as chief guest. Later, artistes of Shishu Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Government Child Home performed at the function. Hundreds of people, including children, attended the event.       Ahmed Humayun Kabir Topu, Pabna Some 50 kids, aged three to four...

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