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The United Nations country office congratulates Bangladesh on International Mother Language Day
Here are facts you probably did not know about Ekushey February.
Many brave souls, both men and women, fought for our mother language Bangla during the 1952 Language Movement. However, the names of women language fighters hardly appear in written history.
The nation pays rich tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 historic Language Movement with the clock striking 12:01am, marking 'Amar Ekushey', the Language Martyrs' Day and International Mother Language Day.
On this day in 1952, many brave sons of this soil laid down their lives to establish Bangla as a state language. But when it comes to the Language Movement, the country's young generation only knows the names of Salam, Jabbar, Barkat, Rafique, and Shafiur, mainly due to indifference by successive governments in this regard.
Based on the 1952 Language Movement, the film Phagun Hawa is set to release on February 8, under the banner of Impress Telefilm Limited. The film is adapted from a story named Bou Kotha Kou, written by Tito Rahman. Directed by Tauquir Ahmed, the film was shot in Paikgachha Upazila of Khulna.
Syed Abdul Hannan, a language movement veteran and Freedom Fighter, died from old age complications at a private hospital in Dhaka city early Tuesday. He was 87.