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It is date back to fifty six years that countless of Martyrs sacrificed their lives for the shake of their mother language, Bangla.It is now not only a Red letter day to Bangladesh but also being observed as International Mother Language Day.The country owes it to the deathless martyrs of the language movement to establish an d consolidate the right of free expression. but still we feel some one who can uplift the bangla language and culture to the high esteem. So We are here on behalf of The Tritiomatra org , invites you to attain our forth coming cultural programme as a Self Motivated Bangali Hero.

P R O L O G U E :

February 21 is a day of national mourning and reflection. It is the Language Martyrs' Day.

It is fifty-six years to the day that Barkat, Rafiq, Jabbar and Salam and countless others sacrificed their precious young lives for the honour and preservation of our mother language, Bangla.

February 21 is not only the Bangla Language Martyrs' Day in Bangladesh, but is also being observed as International Mother Language Day.

It was in 2000 that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) declared February 21 as International Mother Language Day.

This day has become a milestone in recognition of the right to speak, promote and preserve all mother languages across the world. Bangalis showed to the world how they valued their language.

February 21 is more than a language movement for the people of Bangladesh. Many historians think that February 21 laid the foundation for a separate state on the basis of Bengali nationalism, which was appropriately summed up by Bangabandhu Shekh Mujib when he said: "I am a Bengali, my nationalism is Bengali."

I know more children who can sing and dance to the latest Hindi movie songs yet cannot recite even two lines from any of the classic Bengali nursery rhymes.We have reduced the culture to Bangla printed sarees, eating phuchkas, re-mixes of Lalon, over glorifying Nazrul and Tagore without understanding for once their work. The children of affluent parents invariably study in expensive English medium schools. No harm in that; one can receive education in any language. But the danger will arise if these children are cut apart from their roots.Bigotry is also being preached in the name of religious education.

Bangladesh is so caught up in the whirlwind of globalisation and this immediate push for modernity without understanding the consequences of national and cultural losses. We have not been able to project Bangla language and our culture to the international community as part of a sustained effort. Where are the literary giants who could lift Bangla to much greater heights? So, it should be the day of soul searching for the nation as a whole

We cannot forget that it was a united, unified and determined nation which went to war to free the land in 1971. With three million of our fellow Bengalis dead in the war, with two hundred thousand women physically abused and with thousands of villages and towns oppressed by the enemy and its local collaborators, we could not but go forth to build anew. For thirty six years we have been on a search to find ourselves.

It is especially in these present times, as we prepare for a restoration of civility and national self-esteem through a proper, transparent and fair general election, that the symbolism of Ekushey acquires the necessary importance.

Our aspirations to democracy, our dreams of prosperity and, overall, our goal of carving a respectable position for ourselves in the global scheme of things are matters that still require our constant attention.

By: Mohammad Onupom Rahman Razeb, Pal user: jahruu_dar

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21 February
International Mother Language Day

The UNESCO has proclaimed February 21 as the International Mother Language Day. The proclamation came in the form of a resolution unanimously adopted at the plenary of the UNESCO at its headquarters in Paris in November 1999.

The first International Mother Language Day event was opened on February 21, 2000 in Paris by the Director-General of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura who stressed that "by deciding to celebrate mother tongues, UNESCO's Member States wished to recall that languages are not only an essential part of humanity's cultural heritage, but the irreducible expression of human creativity and of its great diversity."

Highlighting the fact that close to 6000 languages are estimated to be spoken in today's world, Mr Matsuura said: "They testify to humanity's astounding ability to create tools of communication, to its perception and reflection. They are the mirror of the souls of the societies in which they are born and they reflect the history of their contacts. In this sense, it could be said that all languages are cross-bred."
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Dear Friends of Tritio Matra: Our country is in distress and millions have been affected, what can we do? In this crisis moment of Bangladeshi we all are trying our level best to help the victims of sidr. We can donate money, but in which organization? Tritio Matra made a research on sincerity of different organizations those are involve with disaster management. and we do recomend following organizations according to their area of works:

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Historical Events

The Proclamation of Indepen-dence was read at the village Baidyanathtola, Meherpur known as Mujibnagar, on 17 April 1971. On this day the first provisional government of Bangladesh took oath here. The Pak army killed several hundred people at village Amjhupi on 18 April 1971.

Mujibnagar: Located at a distance of about 7 km. from the town of Meherpur.

Monument of the War of Liberation

National Memorial Monument : Located at Savar, 35, km. from Dhaka city. The memorial designed by architect Moinul Hossein, is dedicated to the sacred memory of the millions of unknown martyrs of the 1971 war of liberation

Mass grave: Meherpur Government College, Jagannathpur, Kazipur and Tengramari; Mass killing site: Jatarpur, memorial monument at Mujibnagar.

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