Month of language movement begins tomorrow

Publish: 2:03 PM, January 31, 2019 | Update: 2:03:PM, January 31, 2019

DHAKA  – As the month of language movement begins tomorrow, the country’s people will pay tributes to the valiant sons of the soil who were killed during the language movement in the month of February in 1952.

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

February is the month of mourning. Yet, it is a matter of dignity for the nation as only the Bangalees have sacrificed lives for their own language.

The Language Day — February 21 — is also recognized as the International Mother Language Day. A month-long book fair is beginning tomorrow. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the fair as the chief guest at Bangla Academy here.

Meanwhile, a two-day poetry festival titled ‘Bangalir Joy Kabitar Joy’ will also begin in the city tomorrow. Noted poet of the country Asad Chowdhury will inaugurate the festival in the morning at Dhaka University Central Library.

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