Amar Ekushey

Nation pays tributes to Language Movement martyrs

The nation is paying tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 Language Movement, marking 'Amar Ekushey', the Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day.

February 21, 2020
February 21, 2020

President, PM pay homage to Language Heroes

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid their rich tributes to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day.

February 20, 2020
February 20, 2020

Nation pays tributes to Language Movement martyrs

The nation is paying tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 Language Movement, marking 'Amar Ekushey', the Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day.

March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

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.

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, 2018
February 21, 2018

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.

February 21, 2018
February 21, 2018

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.

February 21, 2018
February 21, 2018

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.

February 21, 2018
February 21, 2018

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!

February 21, 2018
February 21, 2018

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.

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016

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.