February 21 | The Daily Star
  • 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!

  • International Mother Language Day Special by Pran Milk & The Daily Star

    The Daily Star & Pran Milk brings a quiz competition on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day to encourage our readers to test their knowledge, and learn more about the history of Bangladesh.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan

    'No banners, posters in Shaheed Minar area ahead of Feb 21'

    No advertisement and makeshift shops will be allowed in the Central Shaheed Minar area ahead of the International Mother Language Day on February 21, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says.

  • Ekushey: Mushfiq pays tribute in Bangla

    Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh cricket’s pocket-battleship pays his respect on the occasion of February 21 in his own way, uniquely in his personal style.

  • 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.

  • Language


    February 21 marks an important day – a date marked by blood and tears of those who stood steadfast as their voices were on the verge of being silenced.