21 February, 2021

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the first International Mother Language Award ceremony in Dhaka via videoconferencing on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021. Photo: PMO

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the first International Mother Language Award ceremony in Dhaka via videoconferencing on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021. Photo: PMO

  • Representing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Education Minister Dipu Moni handed the first International Mother Language Award to three individuals and an organisation at a ceremony in Dhaka on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021. Photo: PMO

    Representing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Education Minister Dipu Moni handed the first International Mother Language Award to three individuals and an organisation at a ceremony in Dhaka on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021. Photo: PMO

  • National Professor Raiqul Islam receiving the International Mother Language Award in Dhaka on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021 for his contribution to preservation, revival and nurturing of mother language at the national level. Photo: PMO

    National Professor Raiqul Islam receiving the International Mother Language Award in Dhaka on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021 for his contribution to preservation, revival and nurturing of mother language at the national level. Photo: PMO

  • Uzbek researcher Islaimov Gulom Mirzaevich has won the International Mother Language ward for his role in research, practice and culture of mother language protection, promotion and revitalisation in Uzbekistan, and abroad. Taher Shah, honorary consul of Uzbekistan, received the award on behalf of Mirzaevich at a ceremony in Dhaka on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021. Photo: PMO

    Uzbek researcher Islaimov Gulom Mirzaevich has won the International Mother Language ward for his role in research, practice and culture of mother language protection, promotion and revitalisation in Uzbekistan, and abroad. Taher Shah, honorary consul of Uzbekistan, received the award on behalf of Mirzaevich at a ceremony in Dhaka on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021. Photo: PMO

  • The Activismo Lenguas, an online initiative to support networks of indigenous language digital activists in Latin America, has won the International Mother Language Award. Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen received the award on behalf of the organisation at a ceremony in Dhaka on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021. Photo: PMO

    The Activismo Lenguas, an online initiative to support networks of indigenous language digital activists in Latin America, has won the International Mother Language Award. Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen received the award on behalf of the organisation at a ceremony in Dhaka on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021. Photo: PMO

  • Mathura Bikash Tripura, executive director of Jabrang Welfare Association in Khagrachhari, receiving the International Mother Language Award in Dhaka on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021 for his work to protect the mother tongues of the small ethnic groups. Photo: PMO

    Mathura Bikash Tripura, executive director of Jabrang Welfare Association in Khagrachhari, receiving the International Mother Language Award in Dhaka on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021 for his work to protect the mother tongues of the small ethnic groups. Photo: PMO

  • A fire destroyed a number of tin-roofed homes at Cumilla Potti in Dhaka’s Maniknagar on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021.

    A fire destroyed a number of tin-roofed homes at Cumilla Potti in Dhaka’s Maniknagar on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021.

  • Firefighters try to douse a fire at Cumilla Potti in Dhaka’s Maniknagar on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021.

    Firefighters try to douse a fire at Cumilla Potti in Dhaka’s Maniknagar on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021.

  • Firefighters try to douse a fire at Cumilla Potti in Dhaka’s Maniknagar on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021.

    Firefighters try to douse a fire at Cumilla Potti in Dhaka’s Maniknagar on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021.

  • Organisations have ordered Shaheed Minar replicas made of thermocol sheets priced between Tk 2,000 and Tk 3,000 at Kantabon shops in Dhaka as they plan to observe the Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day separately, staying away from crowds at the Central Shaheed Minar for protection against the new coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Organisations have ordered Shaheed Minar replicas made of thermocol sheets priced between Tk 2,000 and Tk 3,000 at Kantabon shops in Dhaka as they plan to observe the Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day separately, staying away from crowds at the Central Shaheed Minar for protection against the new coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove