Cultural organisations across the country have chalked out diverse programmes marking the International Mother Language Day to be observed today.
Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, International Mother Language Institute, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote and several other organisations will observe the day through diverse and colourful programmes at different venues in the capital. The programmes will feature discussion, music, dance, recitation and film screening.
Bangla Academy will organise a day-long programme featuring recitation, lecture and cultural show at the main stage of Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela on the academy premises marking the day.
Renowned poets are scheduled to recite self-composed poems at the main stage in the morning. Professor emeritus Rafiqul Islam will deliver the International Mother Language Day lecture in the afternoon, while artistes will perform paying tribute to language movement martyrs.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy will celebrate International Mother Language Day through diverse programmes. The academy will hold a special tribute programme featuring performances by officials of different diplomatic missions operating in Bangladesh at Central Shaheed Minar in the afternoon to celebrate different mother languages.
In the evening, a cultural show featuring local and foreign artistes will be held at National Theatre Hall of the academy.
Bangladesh Shishu Academy will hold art, handwriting and spelling competitions for children on its premises marking the International Mother Language Day.
Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation will feature special theatre shows at the open stage of Suhrawardy Udyan.
Sammilita Sangskritik Jote is observing the day through a 14-day programme which will end today at Rabindra Sarobar in Dhanmondi.
The 14-day programme began on February 8 at Central Shaheed Minar. The programme today will feature songs, recitations and street plays.
Theatre troupe Padatik Natya Sangsad has chalked out a special day-long programme. The troupe will perform language movement songs and screen Nadim Iqbal’s documentary ‘Mother Tongue’ at different places in the capital.
Liberation War Museum, Chhayanaut, Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigoshthi and some other organisations will hold programmes marking the day.
Besides, television channels will air special programmes, including music shows, teleplays and talk shows marking the day.
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