1952 Language Movement

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United in diversity

The United Nations country office congratulates Bangladesh on International Mother Language Day

4 Lesser-known facts about Ekushey February

Here are facts you probably did not know about Ekushey February.

'Bhashajoyita: The Language Fighter' screened at Goethe Institut Bangladesh

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.

Nation pays tributes to language martyrs

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.

International Mother Language Day / Language Movement Heroes: No list yet as HC order unheeded

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.

'Phagun Hawa' to release soon

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.

Language hero Syed Abdul Hannan dies

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.

Tauquir Ahmed on 'Phagun Hawa'

Phagun Hawa is scheduled to release on February 8. We have chosen the month of February for the release, because the film is about the 1952 Language Movement.

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

A different ‘Amar Ekushey’ in Netherlands

Hundreds of children, men and women from as many as 10 countries join in a solemn pledge at Zuiderpark in The Hague, Netherlands saying they will do what they all can to save their mother tongues, cultures and unity in diversity.

February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

2 bombs blasted at Jessore Shaheed Minar

Two crude bombs are exploded at central Shaheed Minar in Jessore at midnight when people were paying tributes to the martyrs of the Language Movement in 1952.

February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

Nation pays homage to Language martyrs

Throngs of people walking barefoot, singing songs of patriotism are paying homage to the Language Movement martyrs, who sacrificed their lived for mother tongue Bangla marking a day of supreme sacrifice.

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

A language hero’s search for patriotism

Language hero Abdul Quader Bhasani says he gets teary eyed when he sees people have no patriotism in them. “I shall never forget Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani’s advice of loving this country, my nation with patriotism. And I still continue to do that.”

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