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Our first eternal flame

Photo: Star
Source: Photo: Star
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The relevance of ekushey

Ekushey February, a spring day in 1952 that turned bloody and entered the history books, must never be forgotten. Anyone who speaks Bengali is indebted to the day; they will remain so forever. At every turn of the history of the nation, 'Ekushey' has acquired a renewed significance. But occasionally I wonder whether the day has become a mere ritual? Have we separated the annual commemoration from the context within which the language movement emerged?
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February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014

Our first eternal flame

Photo: Star
Source: Photo: Star
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February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014

The relevance of ekushey

Ekushey February, a spring day in 1952 that turned bloody and entered the history books, must never be forgotten. Anyone who speaks Bengali is indebted to the day; they will remain so forever. At every turn of the history of the nation, 'Ekushey' has acquired a renewed significance. But occasionally I wonder whether the day has become a mere ritual? Have we separated the annual commemoration from the context within which the language movement emerged?
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February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014

The mooring of our cultural identity

photo: Rashed sumon
Source: photo: Rashed sumon
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February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014

The first ekushey poem

Poet Mahbub Ul Alam Chowdhury with family members.
Poet Mahbub Ul Alam Chowdhury with family members.
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February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014