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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...

First US-funded Shahid Minar inaugurated in New Jersey

The first fully funded Shahid Minar has been formally inaugurated in New Jersey, USA showing respect to the language movement martyrs of Bangladesh. The chief guest of the ceremony held yesterday in Paterson was Md Shameem Ahsan, ndc consul general of Bangladesh in New York, along with Deputy Mayor of Paterson Pedro Rodriguez and Council Vice-President Ruby Cotton among others, said a foreign ministry press release. Ahsan thanked Paterson city mayor, Passic County Board, project partners and the community leaders for...

Democracy not safe yet: Khaleda

Democracy not safe yet: Khaleda

Accusing the government of shackling the nation with a one-party cruel rule, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today said democracy established in the country through the sacrifices of the blood of hundreds of martyrs is not safe yet. In a message, she said, “Our democracy has got stumbled again and again on its march forward…the democracy established at the blood of hundreds of martyrs is not yet out of danger.” Khaleda, also a former prime minister, issued the message on the occasion of Fall of Autocracy Day, commemorating military ruler HM Ershad’s bowing out in the face of a mass upheaval on December 6, 1990. She alleged that the true colour of the...

Tribute to martyrs

Tribute to martyrs

Hundreds of people from different parts of the town paid homage to the martyrs of the dreadful night of March 25, 1971 by lighting 5,000 candles in the shape of National Memorial and alpona at Narail Govt. Boys High School playground on Tuesday evening. Narail Prothom-Alo Bondhu Sobha organised the programme, as part of...

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Unhappy the land that needs heroes

A culture is known by its heroes, and we have many heroes. Our language martyrs are our heroes. The martyrs of the Liberation War are our heroes. We're unfortunately divided on them, but both Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Ziaur Rahman are our heroes. If we broaden the horizon, all of those who died for this country must be our heroes. Then again, heroes don't always have to be dead people. Language activists and freedom fighters living amongst us also...

Nation pays tribute to Ekushey martyrs

Nation pays tribute to Ekushey martyrs

The nation is paying glowing tribute today to the Language Movement martyrs who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the Language Movement martyrs by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar one minute past zero hours amid tight security...

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