Daily Archives: February 23, 2013

Respect the Language Respect the Principles

RESPECT THE LANGUAGE RESPECT THE PRINCIPLES The month of February is sacred for every Bangali. This is the month where we stopped a powerful external force from oppressing our culture and our heritage. The events of 1952 provided the foundation … Continue reading

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Bangabandhu on Secular Bangladesh and 1972 constitution .

Explaining in 1972 the rationale for adopting secularism as one of the fundamental principles of the state, the founding father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman unequivocally said……. “Secularism doesn’t mean faithlessness, much less atheism. It is meant to ensure the … Continue reading

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Ekushey February: The Bangla Language Martyrs

EKUSHEY FEBRUARY: THE BANGLA LANGUAGE MARTYRS Graphic Design (Toronto: March, 2009) © Joachim Romeo D’Costa We call them bhasha shaheed (language martyrs). Why do we call them shaheed or martyrs? We call them so because they sacrificed their lives for a greater cause, that … Continue reading

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‘Language is the soul of nationalism’

‘Je Bhasha Amar Áapon’  ‘LANGUAGE IS THE SOUL OF NATIONALISM’ Ainon N. These are quotes from individuals I have debated with; asked questions. Yes, we have heard such sentiments many times. And yet, in context of the Language Movement, there … Continue reading

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Mother tongue

MOTHER TONGUE Mohammad Shahidul Islam In nature the Homo sapiens are one group of beings on earth but with a vast range of diversities caused either by the environment or by necessity. This is recognised by the world religions with … Continue reading

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Our language our pride: A wider perspective

OUR LANGUAGE OUR PRIDE: A WIDER PERSPECTIVE Nahid Khan Every year 21st February comes with its own glory and grief that touches every Bengali speaking person especially Bangladeshis as the magic seed was sown six decades ago on this very … Continue reading

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Ekushey: A turning point in our history

EKUSHEY: A TURNING POINT IN HISTORY By Abdul Matin 21ST February, 1952, popularly known as Ekushey, is not just a date in our calendar. It is a part of history written with the blood of the martyrs of our language … Continue reading

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