I am missing those Ekushey February nights this moment. The environment of 21st February remains completely different than other 364 days in some places in Bangladesh. I was a resident of Salimullah Hall, Dhaka University. The road in front of the hall is the entry road of Shaheed Minar. Think about the scenario of the night. Thousands of people are going to show respect to the martyrs with flowers, ekushey song ‘Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano Ekushey February…’ is playing continuously, it is strange night, a great night. it has its own attraction. No one can stay inside home in this area. I am missing this night.
21st February has very core value behind Bangladesh. We can talk in our mother language because of the day. Salam, Barkat, Rafique, Jobbar, and many others had sacrificed their lives on 21st February, 1952. We can talk in Bangla for this. This day influenced Bangladeshis to create an independent Bangladesh. So this day is the most valuable day for us. Shaheed Minar and Dhaka University attract me in this night. …but I am far away from the place… missing… missing…. Missing.