Bhasha Andolon Museum likely to complete work this year
Monday, 04 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

The Bhasha Andolon Museum has initiated the process of making a list of the heroes of historic language movement in 1952.

Names of the people who had contributions to the language movement but opposed the war of independence will not be included in the list, the museum authorities told a news briefing in Dhaka on Saturday.

They said they would try to complete the job by this year and keep in mind about the controversies over the list of freedom fighters.

Urging all concerned to help complete the list by providing information, they said one coordinator or more had been appointed in each district to collect the information.

They also placed a seven-point charter of demands at the briefing.

The demands include formulation of a national language policy, recognition of the participants in language movement as national heroes, inducting history of language movement and the biographies of the language heroes in academic curricula, ensuring teaching of Bangla language and local culture in English-medium schools, preserving the rights of language and linguistic culture of the ethnic minorities.

They also demanded inclusion of a provision for placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar alongside the National Martyrs’ Memorial in state protocol and allocating a piece of land for the construction of the museum.

Piyari Mahbub, wife of language movement hero late Kazi Golam Mahbub, addressed the briefing on the museum premises in Dhanmandi.

Language movement hero Mirza Mazharul Islam, Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq, and Mili Rahman, wife of Bir Shreshtha Matiur Rahman, were present, among others, at the briefing.

They regretted that even eight years after the declaration of International Mother Language Day, no official publication introducing the story behind declaration had yet been made.

They also informed that the museum authorities had translated a book on their own and were making arrangements for distributing it across the world.

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maraz |2009-04-19 03:39:18
it's realy great work. every Bangladeshi Proud of it
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