Amar Ekushey | The Daily Star
  • Curtain falls on Boi Mela

    Curtain falls on Boi Mela

    The month-long 2019 Amar Ekushey Boi Mela ended in the capital yesterday having seen a record number of new books and a huge public gathering.

  • 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.

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    International Mother Language Day in photos

    The nation is paying rich tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 historic Language Movement with the clock striking 00.01am on Wednesday marking 'Amar Ekushey', the Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day. Here are some photos taken in Dhaka on the occasion.

  • Amar Ekushey

    Nation pays glowing tributes to language martyrs

    The grateful nation pays glowing tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 historic Language Movement, marking 'Amar Ekushey', the Language Martyrs' Day and International Mother Language Day.

  • International Mother Language Day 2019

    Nation paying tributes to language movement martyrs

    The supreme sacrifice of the language heroes on this day 66 years back is being remembered as people in thousands are thronging the Central Shaheed Minar at midnight to pay their glowing tributes to the 1952 language martyrs by placing wreaths at the altar of the monument.

  • Mother tongues in a globalising world

    It is a matter of great national satisfaction and pride that February 21, our Amar Ekushey, is being observed all over the world today as the International Mother Language Day. The Unesco General Conference had taken a decision to that effect on November 17, 1999, when it unanimously adopted a resolution tabled by Bangladesh and co-sponsored by 28 countries. Today, people in 185 countries will take a fresh vow to preserve their mother languages, as our immortal language martyrs had done 66 years ago. What a befitting tribute to our martyrs!

  • Central Shaheed Minar

    Tribute to language martyrs

    Just before midnight, as words to “Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano”, began to waft through the air, the nation paid homage to the Language Movement martyrs.

  • Ekushey book fair opens early from now on

    Authorities decide to open the book fair an hour early on weekdays from now on to minimise losses after yesterday’s temporary close compelled by rain.

  • Blasts at Jessore Shaheed Minar, 10 detained

    At least 10 people are injured in crude bomb blasts at the Shaheed Minar in Jessore when people are paying their tributes.

  • Central Shaheed Minar

    President, PM pay homage to language heroes

    President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pay their deep homage to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka at one minute past midnight on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day.

  • Ba-Dwip Prakashan owner among 3 remanded

    A Dhaka court grants remand against three people including owner of Ba-Dwip Prakashan on different terms for publishing and selling a book that allegedly hurt religious sentiments.

  • Two-day cultural show marking Amar Ekushey

    Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Sammonoy Parishad Mymensingh( BSSSPM) unit, a new platform of music groups, organised a two-day cultural programme marking Amar Ekushey.

  • Nation paying homage to language martyrs

    The nation is paying glowing tribute to the Language Movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952, amid countrywide ongoing blockade