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Conversations with young authors of Ekushey Boi Mela
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Conversations with young authors of Ekushey Boi Mela

The Ekushey Boi Mela provides ample opportunities for young authors to showcase their talents. Star Youth, The Daily Star, caught up with seven such authors to find out about their aspirations, and more.

  • Celebrating the spirit of Eternal Ekushey

    February 21, the International Mother Language Day, is celebrated with the highest honour nationwide. Millions of people, young and old, gather at the Shaheed Minar to honour our language movement martyrs. This year was no different. Keeping safety guidelines in mind, young children, artists and students, along with their friends and family, gathered at the Shaheed Minar to commemorate the day.

  • A love letter to letters

    Celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity, we should remember to continue making good use of language not just in literature but also in our day-to-day lives. One way to celebrate the beauty of language is to reclaim the art of writing letters.

  • ‘Muktijuddho Olympiad’ launched

    Celebrating 50 years of the independence of Bangladesh, The Daily Star recently launched ‘Muktijuddho Olympiad’, in partnership with food-tech company efood. It is the largest Olympiad based on the Liberation War of 1971.

  • A sliver of hope in ensuring children’s rights

    National Child Forum (NCF) is an organisation for children by children, which aims to ensure children’s rights in every sphere, guaranteeing child safety and promoting positive leadership.

  • The heady days of history

    I still remember how there was so much commotion around the language issue in East Pakistan right after the 1947 Partition. In 1948, Liaquat Ali Khan brought amendments that sought to make English and Urdu the lingua franca of Pakistan, even though a majority of Pakistan’s population spoke in Bangla.

  • How BTS inspires millions to donate to charity

    What started as a group of seven boys from South Korea with big dreams but only a handful of fans has amassed today into the global phenomenon known as Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS) with millions of admirers from all over the world. BTS’s fanbase, known as ARMY (short for Adorable Representative MC for Youth), are often misjudged for being immature and toxic due to the lack of proper media representation.

  • Youth School for Social Entrepreneurs (YSSE) hosts Bangladesh Youth Symposium 2021

    Youth School for Social Entrepreneurs successfully ended its flagship event Bangladesh Youth Symposium 2021. This time the event was held virtually through the videocall platform Zoom, in association with Northern University on Friday 12th February, 2021.

  • Students share their concerns over HSC auto-pass results

    The pandemic has affected all aspects of life but the education system continues to be severely impacted into its second year. With educational institutions shutting down, students have been detached from the learning process and this is believed to hamper their progress in the long run.

  • “All I ever wanted was my father to be back home” - Monorom Polok

    During the 53 days that journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol spent in enforced disappearance and the additional seven months of imprisonment, the movement for his release was fuelled by the most part by his unrelenting son, activist Monorom Polok.

  • BUET team becomes category champion in NASA apps contest

    This year, Space Apps declared challenges in 7 different categories: observe, inform, sustain, create, confront, connect and invent your own challenge. Under the category "Connect", one of the sub-categories was "Orbital Sky", where the winner was team BUET Zenith from Bangladesh.

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