By Dwoha Chowdhury, The Daily Star
Published : 2018-02-02 12:12:21
Updated : 2018-02-11 00:30:27
'Bornomalar Michhil' or 'Procession for Alphabets' is a programme that the people of Sylhet has been organising for the last five years to ceremoniously observe the month of February with colourful processions carrying placards and banners replicating the years 1952 and 1971. February is hailed as the Language Month in Bangladesh.
Sammilto Natya Parishad Sylhet organised the Bornomalar Michhil which started from Sylhet Zila Parishad and concluded at Sylhet Central Shaheed Minar. Language Movement veterans and Emeritus Professor Md. Abdul Aziz led the rally.
At the end of the event at Sylhet Central Shaheed Minar's open stage, Chhanda Nrityalaya presented dance with inspirational songs of the language movement. President of Sammilito Natya Parishad Sylhet Mishfaq Ahmed Mishu presided over the closing rally, which was also attended by Rajat Kanti Gupta.
Mishfaq Ahmed Mishu, president of Sammilito Natya Parishad Sylhet said, “The Parishad has arranged the fifth edition of the procession in Sylhet to pay tributes to the great martyrs of language movement of February 1952 and to illuminate the next generation with the light of Language movement and Liberation War of 1971."