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Month of language movement begins today

  • Update Time : Thursday, February 1, 2024
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As the month of language movement begins today, the nation will pay tributes to the valiant sons of the soil, who were killed during the language movement in the month of February in 1952.

Desk Report:

The Bengali nation achieved the dignity of their mother tongue through the supreme sacrifices made by Salam, Shafiur, Barkat, Rafique, Jabbar and others during a massive movement on February 21, 1952.

It is a matter of dignity for the nation as only the Bengalees have sacrificed their lives for establishing their mother tongue as state language.

The Language Day — February 21 — is also recognized as the International Mother Language Day.

The nation usually observes the month through various programmes. The first hours of February 1 will be observed through various programmes at the Central Shaheed Minar in the city.

As the month-long Amar Ekushey Book fair, which traditionally begins on the first day of February, is the main attraction of the month-long observance, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the fair as the chief guest on Bangla Academy premises here at 3pm tomorrow.

Besides, the national poetry festival will also begin in the city tomorrow, which started in 1987 against the autocracy. Bangladesh Patho Natak Parishad will stage street drama at Central Shaheed Minar here.

Sammilita Sangskritik Jote and Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation will orgainse cultural function from February 8 to February 21. Besides, Dhania Pathagar will organize word drawing for children.

Different social, political and cultural organizations will also observe the month through various programmes.

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