Ekushey February | The Daily Star
  • Professor Fakrul Alam

    From Ekushey to International Mother Language Day and Beyond

    Like every landmark day of every other country, Bangladesh's Ekushey February, or the 21st of February, 1952, has its roots decades

  • shada kalo dress collection

    Ekushey February with Sadakalo

    Sadakalo has always been sought after when it comes to their clothing lineup during the solemn month of February. This year's collection features lines from poet Anil Sarkar. Besides the saris, panjabis, shirts and t-shirts, Sadakalo is also featuring matching mother-daughter and father-son sets. The collection also includes the Bangla alphabet in block print, screen print and in embroidery.

  • DMP Chief

    Strict security for Feb 21: DMP chief

    Lawmen draw up an elaborate foolproof security system in and around Central Shaheed Minar for the observance of International Mother Language Day on February 21.

  • Don't distort Bangla

    Underscoring the need for further enriching Bangla, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called for building massive awareness to avoid distortion of the mother language.

  • 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.

  • DU teachers hurt during BNP scuffle at Shaheed Minar

    Nine people including Dhaka University teachers are injured when a scuffle break out between leaders and activists of BNP at Central Shaheed Minar around 1:25am.

  • 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.

  • Uphold dignity of mother tongue

    Stressing the importance of learning mother tongue first, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged all to uphold the dignity of Bangla.

  • Nation salutes the language heroes

    The nation is paying glowing tributes to the Language Movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for the recognition of Bangla as a state language on this day 64 years ago. Humming "Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano Ekushey February...", thousands of Bangalis thronged the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital and elsewhere in the early hours today to pay homage to the language heroes.

  • 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.

  • Uphold the dignity of the mother tongue: PM

    Underscoring the importance of learning mother language first, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged all to be more aware to uphold the dignity of Bangla.

  • Ekushey February: CCTVs all around Shaheed Minar

    Authorities this year will install close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras from Shahbagh to the Central Shaheed Minar premises to scrutinise the movement of people on the occasion of Ekushey February.

  • Don’t worry over Teesta: Mamata

    Visiting West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee says Bangladesh need not worry over Teesta water-sharing deal and the issue will be resolved soon