Februaray Gantha Meeting
Gantha had its monthly meeting that was held on 18th Feb, Thursday at 5 pm. The topic of the meeting was Ekushey February: Language movement. There were eight members present at the meeting. Nur Quamrun joined from Banderban and talked about stories by Jahir Raihan, Hasan Azizul Haque on language movement. The book she talked about was compiled by Rashid Haider. Masrufa Ayesha Nusrat Recited the poem কাঁদতে আসিনি, ফাঁসির দাবী নিয়ে এসেছি by Mahbubul Alam Chowdhury. It was probably the first poem on Ekushey. Sauda Akhtar talked about her days during those fiery times. She mentioned that everyone starting from the children to the very elderly had joined the protest. The young children would chant the slogan রাষ্ট্র ভাষা বাংলা চাই from roofs of their houses. Dr. Niaz Zaman read an extract by Halima Khatoon. Jackie Kabir read a little piece by সৈয়দ আবুল মকসুদ and sung the song আমি বাংলায় গান গাই।The meeting ended by thanking everyone who joined. The next meeting will be on স্বাধীনতা দিবস, it will be held on 20th March 2021.