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Sammilita Sangskritik Jote kicks off Amar Ekushey cultural tribute

Staff Correspondent
09 Feb 2024 18:38:25 | Update: 09 Feb 2024 19:13:24
Sammilita Sangskritik Jote kicks off Amar Ekushey cultural tribute
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Chorusing the slogan “Ekush Mane Matha Noto Na Kora,” Sammilita Sangskritik Jote began its nine-day Amar Ekushey cultural tribute on Thursday.

An inauguration ceremony marking the festivities was held at the Central Shaheed Minar on Thursday afternoon, where the speakers urged the cultural activists to be united and active to build a terrorism-communalism and exploitation-oppression-free Bangladesh, reports UNB.

The series of events was inaugurated by eminent cultural personality Ramendu Majumdar. The inaugural ceremony was chaired by Sammilita Sangskritik Jote President Ghulam Quddus.

Bangladesh Abritti Samannay Parishad and Sammilita Sangskritik Jote General Secretary, reciter Md Ahkam Ullah delivered the welcome speech. The Convenor of the Amar Ekushey festivities committee, renowned dramatist Jhuna Chowdhury also spoke at the event.

The inaugural programme then was followed by solo and group recitations, dance and street play.

From February 8 to 16, the Amar Ekushey cultural events will continue at the Central Shaheed Minar and from February 17 to February 21st, the events will continue at the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial, Rayer Bazar in the capital.

Sammilita Sangskritik Jote and other cultural organisations observe the Language Martyrs Day or International Mother Language Day every year with such events, honouring the martyrs in the 1952 Language Movement.