Monday 01 February 2016 to Monday 29 February 2016

On 21 February 1952, the valiant sons of our country sacrificed their lives for our mother language. There is no bigger gratification in the world than expressing ourselves in our mother tongue. 21 February reminds the entire world of the sacrifice that the people of Bangladesh made for their language. We, as a nation, feel proud today that the Bangla Language Movement of 21 February 1952 is being honoured globally as International Mother Language Day. To mark this day and pay homage to the courageous souls who laid down their lives for the cause of our mother tongue, this video is a tribute from the British Council.

In honour of 21 February, Ekushey Book Fair is arranged every year for the whole month of February in Dhaka. Like previous year, the British Council participated in this fair by taking up a stall where library services, examination services, face to face English language courses and self-access digital learning resources were promoted. More than 60,000 people visited our stall.

Moreover, the British Council has arranged a quiz competition named 'Ekushey membership'. Lucky winners of the quiz competition will be awarded free membership. Under the free membership, the lucky members will get-

  • a wide range of books, DVDs and magazines
  • listening practice zone
  • free Wi-Fi facility
  • e-resources and over 5000 e-journals
  • seminars, workshops, career counselling sessions, book reading competition
  • different types of competition for kids like art competition, storytelling competition, film screening etc.