21st February

Celebrating the spirit of International Mother Language Day

Honouring the heroic struggles and sacrifices of our martyrs for our mother tongue Bangla, a fourteen-day theatre festival to mark the International Mother Language Day began in Sylhet on Monday.

February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022

The Many Languages We Speak

The linguistic heritage of our country is varied, rich and diverse.

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

Celebrating the spirit of International Mother Language Day

Honouring the heroic struggles and sacrifices of our martyrs for our mother tongue Bangla, a fourteen-day theatre festival to mark the International Mother Language Day began in Sylhet on Monday.

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019

Debasing the memory of Amar Ekushey

Growing up in a coastal town, I have seen people from all walks of life—students, artists, politicians, workers, peasants, and everyday families—participate in social rituals of Amar Ekushey.

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019

The political algorithm of 21st February

Understanding the political setting of the Language Movement and 21st February requires an examination of how religion played very different roles before and after the 1947 Partition in East Bengal.

February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

US Embassy video honours language martyrs

The US Ambassador to Bangladesh, Marcia Bernicat, and staff of the embassy mark the International Mother Language Day by solemnly honouring the language martyrs and convey their best wishes to the Bangladeshi people in a special video message.

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 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

Education in Mother Language: 40% population denied globally

Though children should be taught in a language they speak or understand, as much as 40 percent of the global population does not have access to that kind of education.

February 25, 2015
February 25, 2015

Int'l Mother Language Day observed in Kathmandu

The Embassy of Bangladesh in Kathmandu observed Shaheed Dibash and International Mother Language Day on February 21 with solemnity and pageantry. A day-long programme to commemorate the day began with the hoisting of the national flag at half-mast at the Chancery by the Ambassador in the morning, says a press release.

February 21, 2015
February 21, 2015

The music that gave it grandeur

Sometime around the '60s, then president of Pakistan, Ayub Khan, was to visit the Dhaka radio station at Shahbagh. Massive preparations were underway to put up an impressive show. As the youngest group at the station, we were preparing for a live performance and were training under eminent composers Abdul Ahad, Samar Das and Abdul Latif.

February 21, 2015
February 21, 2015

The appeal of alpana is universal... Monirul Islam

Alpana is a popular folk art form. The word alpana is derived from the Sanskrit “alimpana”, which means 'to plaster' or 'to coat with'. The colour of alpana has an intimate relation with Amar Ekushey. In a recent conversation with The Daily Star, eminent artist Monirul Islam spoke about alpana and its long-standing connection with paintings worldwide.