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Language Movement month begins

  • Published at 05:34 am February 1st, 2019
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On Friday, PM Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate Amar Ekushey boi mela

The month of the Language Movement, February, begins on Friday.

The country’s citizens are to pay their respects and tributes to the valiant sons of the soil who were killed during the Language Movement of 1952.

The Bangali people secured the dignity of their mother tongue on
 February 21, 1952 as: Salam, Shafiq, Barkat, Rafique, and other brave souls made the supreme sacrifice of giving away their lives to protect and preserve Bangla, reports BSS.

Although, February is the month of mourning, it is also a matter of dignity and honour for the nation as Bangalis sacrificed their lives in order to preserve their mother language in the world.

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

A month-long book fair, held to commemorate the Language Movement, begins on Friday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate it as its chief guest at Bangla Academy, in Dhaka, at 3pm.

A two-day poetry festival titled "Bangalir Joy Kabitar Joy" is also scheduled to begin on Friday. 

Noted poet Asad Chowdhury will inaugurate the festival at the Dhaka University Central Library.

A total of 14 guest poets from nine different countries will take part in the festival.

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