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ই-সিম কী এবং বাংলাদেশে আপনার বর্তমান সিমকে কীভাবে ই-সিমে স্থানান্তর করবেন?

প্রযুক্তি উল্লেখযোগ্যভাবে বিকশিত হচ্ছে এবং একটি দুর্দান্ত অভিজ্ঞতা প্রদানের জন্য আরও বেশি সুবিধাজনক উদ্ভাবন প্রবর্তন করছে। ই-সিম হল অন্যতম উল্লেখযোগ্য মোবাইল প্রযুক্তি যা মোবাইল ফোন ব্যবহারকারীদের একটি বিশাল সুবিধা দেয়।

বাংলাদেশে, ই-সিম ১ মার্চ, ২০২২-এ মোবাইল ফোন ব্যবহারকারীদের জন্য দুর্দান্ত সুবিধা নিয়ে আসে। এখন, আপনি আপনার গ্রামীণফোনের বর্তমান সিমটি ই-সিমে স্থানান্তর করতে পারেন এবং এই সিমটি কিছু নির্দিষ্ট ফোন মডেলের জন্য উপলব্ধ।

যদিও এখন ই-সিম কী তা একটি সাধারণ প্রশ্ন, অনেক স্মার্টফোন ব্যবহারকারী ইতিমধ্যেই ই-সিমে স্থানান্তরিত হয়েছে। আপনি কি আপনার ফোনে একটি ই-সিম রাখতে চান?

আসুন ই-সিম এর ধারণা, ই-সিম এর মাইগ্রেশন প্রক্রিয়া, ই-সিম এর খরচ এবং ই-সিম এর সুবিধাগুলি জেনে নেই।

ই-সিম কি?

ই-সিম বলতে এমবেডেড সিম বোঝায়। এই ধরনের সিম আপনাকে আলাদা কোনও সিম ছাড়াই আপনার নির্বাচিত অপারেটরের সাথে সংযোগ করতে দিবে৷ এই সিমের সাহায্যে একটি ফিজিক্যাল সিম ঢোকানোর পরিবর্তে একটি স্মার্টফোনে ইলেকট্রনিকভাবে প্রোগ্রাম করা যায়।

ই-সিম এর সুবিধা কি কি?

ই-সিম ফিজিক্যাল সিমের ব্যবহার কমিয়ে দেয় যাতে আপনি আরও সুবিধা সহ ভার্চুয়াল সিম ব্যবহার করতে পারেন। বাংলাদেশে ই-সিম চালু আমাদের দেশের পরিবেশ রক্ষায় গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ভূমিকা পালন করবে।

এটি ফোন ব্যবহারকারীদের বাংলাদেশে থাকলেও একটি আন্তর্জাতিক অপারেটর ব্যাবহার করতে দিবে। চলুন দেখে নেই ই-সিম ব্যবহারের সুবিধাগুলো।

ইনস্টল করা সহজ

ই-সিম ইনস্টল করা সহজ এবং আপনি বর্তমানে যে সিমটি ব্যবহার করছেন তার চেয়ে এটি আরও সুবিধাজনক।

নিরাপদ

ই-সিম বর্তমান ব্যবহৃত সিমের চেয়েও নিরাপদ। কারণ এখন আপনার সিম কার্ড হারানো নিয়ে আতঙ্কিত হওয়ার দরকার নেই।

পরিবেশ বান্ধব

হয়তো আপনি বর্তমানে বাংলাদেশে একটি ফিজিক্যাল সিম ব্যবহার করছেন যা প্লাস্টিক দিয়ে তৈরি। এই উপাদান পরিবেশ বান্ধব নয়, তাই না? আপনার কাছে ই-সিম থাকলে, আপনাকে আলাদা সিম কার্ড ব্যবহার করতে হবে না।

কে বা কারা এই মুহূর্তে ই-সিম ব্যবহার করতে পারবে?

নির্দিষ্ট কিছু প্যাকেজ এবং স্মার্টফোনের কিছু নির্দিষ্ট মডেল ই-সিম এ অন্তর্ভুক্ত করা হয়েছে। আসুন নীচের তালিকাটি একবার দেখে নেওয়া যাক।

ই-সিম প্রাপ্ত পণ্য 

  • প্রিপেইড (নিশ্চিন্ত)
  • পোস্টপেইড (মাই প্লান)
  • মাইগ্রেশন

প্রিপেইড এবং পোস্টপেইড সহ বিজনেস সলিউশন গ্রাহকরা ই-সিম-এর জন্য যোগ্য নয়।

বাংলাদেশে কোন ব্র্যান্ডের স্মার্টফোন ই-সিম সমর্থন করে?

আইফোন ডিভাইস

আইফোন এক্স আর, আইফোন ১১ প্রো, আইফোন ১২, এবং ১৩ এ বিল্ট-ইন ই-সিম সমর্থন রয়েছে।

স্যামসাং ডিভাইস

স্যামসাং গ্যালাক্সি এস ২০, এস ২১, নোট ২০, এবং গ্যালাক্সি ফোল্ড এর সংস্করণ।

গুগল পিক্সেল ডিভাইস

গুগল পিক্সেল ৩, ৩-এ, ৪, ৪-এ, ৫, ৫-এ, এবং ৬-প্রো ই-সিম সমর্থন করে।

গ্রামীণফোন ই-সিম কোথায় পাবেন?

বর্তমানে, গ্রামীণফোন নিম্নোক্ত ডেলিভারি অবস্থানে কাঙ্খিত ব্যবহারকারীদের জন্য ই-সিম প্রদান করে।

  • জিপি হাউস এক্সপেরিয়েন্স সেন্টার
  • জিপিসি লাউঞ্জ গুলশান
  • সিমান্তো স্কয়ার জিপিসি, ধানমন্ডি
  • জিপিসি লাউঞ্জ জিইসি- সিটিজি
  • বসুন্ধরা সিটি জিপিসি
  • জিপি অনলাইন শপ
  • ফার্মগেট জিপিসি
  • সিলেট করিমুল্লাহ মার্কেট জিপিসি
  • ঢাকা বিমানবন্দর জিপিসি
  • উত্তরা জসিমউদ্দিন রোড জিপিসি
  • মতিঝিল জিপিসি

কিভাবে ই-সিম কিনবেন বা সক্রিয় করবেন?

ই-সিম সক্রিয় করা খুবই সহজ। আপনাকে একটি ই-সিম ডেলিভারি লোকেশনে যেতে হবে যা উপরের বিভাগে উল্লেখ করা আছে। এবং আপনার ই-সিম সক্রিয় করতে নীচের পদক্ষেপগুলি অনুসরণ করুন৷

  • প্রথম, আপনার পরিকল্পনা চয়ন করুন
  • আপনার মোবাইল নম্বর নির্বাচন করুন
  • বায়োমেট্রিক যাচাই প্রক্রিয়া সম্পূর্ণ করুন
  • আপনার ফোনের ইন্টারনেট সংযোগ চালু করুন
  • সিম কিটের কিউ আর কোড স্ক্যান করুন
  • মোবাইলে আসা স্টেপগুলো পুরন করুন।

এছাড়াও আপনি আপনার আরও প্রশ্নের ব্যাখ্যার জন্য গ্রামীণফোন অনলাইন গ্রাহক পরিষেবার সাথে যোগাযোগ করতে পারেন।

কিভাবে আপনার বর্তমান সিম থেকে ই-সিম এ মাইগ্রেট করবেন?

একটি ফিজিক্যাল সিম থেকে ই-সিম এ স্থানান্তর করা সহজ এবং সুলভ। শুধু নিচের ধাপগুলো দেখে নিন।

ই-সিম এর জন্য যোগ্য হ্যান্ডসেট নিয়ে আপনাকে আপনার নিকটস্থ গ্রামীনফোন সেন্টার বা জিপি অনলাইন শপে যেতে হবে।

  • ই-সিম মাইগ্রেশনের জন্য অনুরোধ
  • বায়োমেট্রিক যাচাইকরণ প্রক্রিয়া শেষ করুন
  • আপনার মোবাইলে ডাটা কানেকশন চালু করুন
  • সিম কিটে পাওয়া কিউ আর কোডটি স্ক্যান করুন
  • আপনার ডিভাইস যে পদক্ষেপগুলি দেখায় সেগুলিকে অনুমতি দিন৷

বাংলাদেশে একটি ই-সিম কিনতে বা মাইগ্রেট করতে আপনার কত খরচ হবে?

একটি ই-সিম কেনার খরচ বেশি নয়। এখন আপনি শুধুমাত্র ২০০ টাকা খরচে একটি ই-সিম পেতে পারেন। আপনি যদি ই-সিম-এ স্থানান্তরিত করতে চান, তাহলে আপনার শুধুমাত্র ৯৯ টাকা লাগবে। কিন্তু জিপি স্টার ব্যবহারকারীদের জন্য মাইগ্রেশন সম্পূর্ণ বিনামূল্যে।

আরও একটি মজার বিষয় হল যে  শুধুমাত্র ঢাকা মেট্রোপলিটন শহরের জন্য ই-সিম এর অনলাইন ডেলিভারি পরিষেবা প্রদান করে। এই ক্ষেত্রে, আপনি আপনার ই-সিম-এর জন্য একটি অর্ডার দিতে পারেন। 

পরিশেষে

এখন আপনি আপনার জন্য একটি ই-সিম নিতে সক্ষম হয়েছেন কারণ আপনি ইতিমধ্যেই ই-সিম নিবন্ধন এবং বাংলাদেশের পছন্দসই স্থান থেকে ই-সিম স্থানান্তর করার প্রক্রিয়া সম্পর্কে নিবন্ধটি দেখেছেন।

কেনাকাটা করতে যাওয়ার আগে নিশ্চিত করুন যে আপনার প্যাকেজ এবং মোবাইল ডিভাইস ই-সিম এর সাথে সামঞ্জস্যপূর্ণ।

ইংরেজিতে পড়ুনঃ Benefits of eSIM and Where and How to Migrate eSIM in BD.

Migrate to esim in bangladesh

What is eSIM & How to Migrate Your Current SIM to eSIM in Bangladesh?

Now, it’s time to start a new journey in greener technology. Technology is evolving significantly and introducing more and more convenient innovations to provide a great experience. eSIM is one of the most noteworthy mobile technologies that give an immense advantage to mobile phone users.

In Bangladesh, eSIM comes with great benefits for mobile phone users on March 1, 2022. Now, you can transfer your Grameenphone physical SIM to eSIM and this virtual SIM is available for some specific phone models at present.

Although it’s a common query right now what is eSIM, many smartphone users have already migrated to eSIM. Do you want to have an eSIM on your phone?

Let’s get acknowledged the concept of eSIM, the migration process of eSIM, the cost of having eSIM, and the benefits of eSIM.

What is eSIM?

eSIM refers to the embedded SIM which can be electronically programmed into a smartphone instead of inserting a physical SIM. This type of SIM allows you to connect with your chosen operator without the requiring of manual insertion.

What are the Benefits of eSIM?

eSIM cuts the uses of physical SIM so that you can use a virtual SIM with more facilities. Besides introducing an eSIM in Bangladesh helps to cut down the environmental wastage.

It allows the phone users to have an international operator even if they are in Bangladesh. Let’s see the advantages of using an eSIM.

Easy to Install

eSIM is easy to install and it is more convenient rather than the physical SIM you are currently using.

Safe

eSIM is safer than the physical SIM. Because now you don’t need to panic about losing your SIM card.

Environment Friendly

Maybe you are currently using a physical SIM in Bangladesh which is made with plastic. This material is not eco-friendly, is it? When you have a virtual SIM, you don’t need to use a separate SIM card.

Who can Use the eSIM Right Now?

Certain packages and some specific models of the smartphone are included in eSIM. Let’s take a look at the below list.

eSIM Availed Products

  • Prepaid (Nischinto)
  • Postpaid (My Plan)
  • Migration

The Business Solutions customers including Prepaid and Postpaid are not eligible for eSIM.

Which Brands Smartphone Support eSIM in Bangladesh?

Apple Devices

iPhone XR, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 12, and 13 have built-in eSIM support. 

Samsung Devices

Versions of Samsung Galaxy S20, S21, Note 20, and Galaxy Fold

Google Pixel Devices

Google Pixel 3, 3a, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, and 6 Pro also support eSIM.

Where do You Get the Grameenphone eSIM?

At present, Grameenphone provides the eSIM for the desired users at the below delivery locations.

  • GP House Experience Center
  • GPC Lounge Gulshan
  • Simanto Square GPC, Dhanmondi
  • GPC Lounge GEC- CTG
  • Bashundhara city GPC
  • GP Online shop
  • Farmgate GPC
  • Sylhet Korimullah Market GPC
  • Dhaka Airport GPC
  • Uttara Jasimuddin road GPC
  • Motijheel GPC

How to Buy or Activate eSIM?

Activation of eSIM is super easy. You have to go to an eSIM delivery location that is mentioned in the upper section. And follow the below steps to activate your eSIM.

  • First, choose your plan
  • Select your mobile number
  • Complete the biometric verification process
  • Turn on your phone’s internet connection 
  • Scan the SIM kit’s QR Code
  • Just go through the following steps

You can also contact Grameenphone Online Customer Service for clarifying your more queries.

How to Migrate to eSIM from Your Physical SIM?

Migrating from a physical SIM to eSIM is straightforward and easy. Just take a look at the following steps.

You need to go to your nearest GP Center or GP online shop with the eligible handset for eSIM.

  • Request for eSIM migration
  • Finish the biometric verification process
  • Turn on the data connection in your mobile
  • Scan the QR Code found in the SIM kit
  • Allow the steps that your device shows

How Much Cost Do You Need to Have an eSIM in Bangladesh?

The cost of purchasing an eSIM is not expensive. Now you can get an eSIM only at 200 TK cost. If you want to migrate to eSIM, you’ll require 99TK only. But the migration is totally free for the GP STAR users.

One more interesting thing is that GP provides the online delivery services of eSIM for the Dhaka Metropolitan city only. In this case, you can place an order for your eSIM.

Final Verdict

Well, now you are able to take an eSIM for you as you have already gone through the article about the eSIM registration and the process of migrating the eSIM from the desired location in Bangladesh.

Make sure that your package and the mobile device are compatible with the eSIM before going to make a purchase.

Read in Bengali: জানুন ই-সিম এর সুবিধা এবং অসুবিধা সম্পর্কে।

International flight fare in bangladesh

International Air Ticket Fare in Bangladesh at the Best Price

You know the best way to travel abroad is by the airline considering the time and safety. When you move from one to another country, you may face a hectic time buying the air ticket for the desired route. Let’s explore where to buy the air ticket and the international air ticket price in Bangladesh.

Now, it’s more convenient as you’ll get the international air ticket online. This article will show you where to buy the international air ticket from Dhaka and the best ticket price for international flights.

Where to Buy the International Air Ticket in Bangladesh?

The ticket for international flights is available on several online ticket booking sites. But if you are searching for the most secure and reliable one, Daraz can be the best choice for you.

Daraz offers both domestic and international air tickets at the cheapest price so that you don’t need to face any difficulties while booking an air ticket for your desired trip to any country worldwide.

Go to the hotel and travel page of Daraz and find out the exact flight ticket that you require.

All International Air Ticket Fare in Bangladesh

Air tickets for international flights are now in your hand. You just need to decide where you wanna go and buy a ticket with a few clicks.

Choose the international air ticket price in Bangladesh from the below list and buy the air ticket at the best price.

Air Ticket For India

Dhaka to India Air Ticket

Looking for an air ticket to go to India? Just go for the best price of the flight ticket. Buy the ticket from an authentic source to ensure a safe journey. Get the air ticket for Dhaka to India route.

Dhaka to Kolkata Air Ticket

Searching for an air ticket to go to Kolkata? Just go for the best price of the flight ticket and finish your desired trip. Here, you’ll get the Dhaka to Kolkata flight ticket.

Dhaka to Delhi Air Ticket

Planning for a trip to Delhi? Just go for the best price of the flight ticket and finish your desired trip either for business or other purposes. Now the air ticket for Dhaka to Delhi is available.

Dhaka to Chennai Air Ticket

Air ticket from Dhaka to Chennai is now available. You can buy an air ticket to assure your Chennai trip. Get your Dhaka to Chennai flight ticket now.

For Other Countries’ Air Ticket

US Bangla Air Ticket

You can buy the US Bangla air ticket from here. Decide where you are gonna move and find out the flight ticket.

Dhaka to Dubai Air Ticket

Are you interested to buy a ticket for moving to Dubai? Find the air ticket from Dhaka to Dubai.

Dhaka to Dammam Air Ticket

Buy an air ticket for Dhaka to Dammam journey and make sure you are getting the cheapest ticket fare.

Dhaka to Saudi Arabia Air Ticket

Now, book an air ticket for moving to Saudi Arabia. You can get the Dhaka to Saudi Arabia air ticket easily from here.

Dhaka to Sweden Air Ticket

Do you prepare yourself to make a trip to Sweden? Now it’s easier to get an air ticket from Dhaka to Sweden.

Dhaka to SriLanka Air Ticket

Make the distance between Dhaka and Srilanka minimal and ensure a safe journey. Get the Dhaka to Srilanka air ticket at the cheapest price.

Dhaka to Bali Air Ticket

Are you gonna make a trip to Bali? Here is your air ticket for Dhaka to Bali at a cheaper price.

Dhaka to Bangkok Air Ticket

Finding out the cheapest flight ticket fare for Dhaka to Bangkok is easy now as here you will get the flight ticket at the best price.

Dhaka to Oman Air Ticket

Like the other countries, the air ticket for Dhaka to Oman is now available. You can book the ticket now at the best possible price.

Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur Air Ticket

Wanna go for visiting Kuala Lumpur with the cheapest flight ticket price? Grab the air ticket from Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur now and ensure your amazing journey from Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur. 

Dhaka to Kathmandu Air Ticket

Looking for the flight for going to Kathmandu? No need to worry. Get Dhaka to Kathmandu air ticket at the lowest price here.

Dhaka to Doha Air Ticket

Dhaka to Doha flight ticket fare is available at the cheapest price. Find out the air ticket for Dhaka to Doha and get it before running out the time.

Dhaka to Sydney Air Ticket

The flight ticket from Dhaka to Sydney is available right now. When you are searching for a flight ticket from Dhaka to Sydney, you should book it from here.

Dhaka to Seoul Air Ticket

Need a Dhaka to Seoul air ticket? Don’t worry. Now you can get the ticket for the desired route anytime at a lower cost. Get the air ticket from Dhaka to Seoul and enjoy your trip.

Dhaka to Sharjah Air Ticket

Are you searching for a flight ticket for going to Sharjah? Get the air ticket for Dhaka to Sharjah route. Make sure you are getting the ticket before running out the time. 

Concluding Words

Finding out an international flight ticket is now simple. Buy a ticket from an authentic and credible site to make your journey by air more pleasant and amazing.

Cheapest air ticket price in Bangladesh

A Complete Guide for Domestic Air Ticket Price in Bangladesh

Traveling is now more convenient by air, isn’t it? Maybe you are a traveler or you may have to go on a business trip anytime anywhere. Then air can be the only way to keep going. 

But finding the right ticket at the right time or buying a ticket instantly from an authentic source is a little bit complicated if you don’t know how to buy an air ticket or where to buy it. 

Here, you’ll get a complete guideline on the domestic air ticket price in Bangladesh(BD) and where you can find the plane ticket at the best and cheapest price.

Where to Buy the Domestic Air Ticket in Bangladesh?

You can buy the air ticket from different sites. But choosing the best and most reliable online air ticket booking site is the first and foremost priority.

Different online air ticket selling sites provide different ticket fares. Daraz offers air tickets or plane tickets for both domestic and international at a reasonable and cheaper price. Besides, Daraz now offers hotel and travel packages worldwide.

So before booking an air ticket for friends and family, you should find out the best ticket selling website that provides the best price.

All Domestic Air Ticket Prices in Bangladesh

You know, there are 15 airports in Bangladesh. But some airports are the most popular ones for business trips, tourist spots and so on.

You can enjoy the cheapest price of air tickets at Daraz where every domestic air ticket is available.

Dhaka to Chittagong Air Ticket

Chittagong (Chattogram) is one of the most popular business and tourist areas in Bangladesh. If you want an air ticket for Dhaka to Chittagong or Chittagong to Dhaka, go to Dazar and buy the ticket now.

Dhaka to Barisal Air Ticket

Wanna go to Barisal to visit the popular places or do you have a business trip to Barisal? It’s now easier to get an air ticket for Dhaka to Barisal or Barisal to Dhaka and enjoy a great journey.

Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar Air Ticket

You know, Cox’s Bazar is the most popular tourist place not only in Bangladesh but also worldwide. Buy an air ticket for Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar or Cox’s Bazar to Dhaka at the lowest fare.

Dhaka to Sylhet Air Ticket

Sylhet is also a popular place for tourists. You will find a lot of beautiful tree gardens in Sylhet. Besides, there are many religious ornate tombs and mosques. Go for a trip by air and find out the ticket for Dhaka to Sylhet route.

Dhaka to Saidpur Air Ticket

Saidpur is also a remarkable place in Bangladesh. If you need an air ticket for Dhaka to Saidpur or Saidpur to Dhaka, grab the cheapest air ticket from Daraz.

Dhaka to Rajshahi Air Ticket

Do you need an air ticket for Dhaka to Rajshahi? Get the ticket right now at the most affordable price from Daraz.

Dhaka to Jessore Air Ticket

You may need to visit Jessore (Jashore) for any reason. How can you book the air ticket for going to Jessore? In this case, Daraz gives the Dhaka to Jessore air ticket at a cheaper price.

Final Words

Booking an air ticket for domestic airlines in Bangladesh is now easy. Because Daraz comes with the biggest opportunity to book air tickets online for visiting any corner of the country.

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When is Laylatul Qadr 2022 in Bangladesh (Shab e Qadar 2022)

Find When is Laylatul Qadr 2022 in Bangladesh? Discover Expected Shab e Qadr 2022 Date in Bangladesh. Check when is Shab e Qadr 2022 in Bangladesh in Islamic Calendar 2022.

Layla-tul-Qadr or Shab e Qadr in Bangladesh is considered as of the holiest night in Islam. Layla-tul-Qadr is also known Shab-e-Qadr which states as the greatest night of the thousand years. Shab e Qadr is celebrated with the highest spiritual manner and respect by Muslims all over the world as this night is believed to hold a lot of power where Muslims worship the whole night of Laylatul Qadr to seek Allah’s mercy and blessings in abundance.

The last ten days of Ramadan especially the odd nights of Ramadan are considered to hold a lot of power as it believed that Laylatul Qadr or the Night of Decree also falls on one of the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan. The whole Holy Al-Qur’an was revealed from the Al-Lawh Al-Mahfooz to the very first sky at the Laylat ul Qadr night. It is also observed that Layla-tul-Qadr is the night Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received the first verses of the Qu’ran as well.

What day is Laylatul Qadr 2022

It is believed that Laylatul Qadr falls during the last Ashra of Ramzan during the odd night also called Shobe Kodorer Rat in Bangladesh and Laylatul Qadq in 2022 is usually observed on the 27th of Ramadan. However, the exact night on which Laylatul-Qadr occurs has not been mentioned as The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “Search for Laylatul-Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadan.”

When is Laylatul Qadr 2022 in Bangladesh?

Shab e Qadr or Laylat al-Qadr 2022 in Bangladesh will be observed in the night of Friday, 29th April 2022 and on 27 Ramadan, 1442 AH according to Islamic calendar 2022.

Can you Sleep on Laylatul Qadr?

On Shab e Qadr, it is considered that Allah makes a decision and rights the fate of all human beings on this Night and according to renowned early Islamic scholars Al-Hasan Al-Basri (d. 110 H), Mujahid (d. 104 H), and Qatadah (d. 117 H) have reported to have mentioned that “all the affairs of lifespan, deeds, creation, and provision are decreed on Laylatul-Qadr in the month of Ramadan and will come to pass in the coming year” which makes the night of Shab e Miraj a night where Muslims stay up to worship and seek forgiveness.

What is Special About Laylatul Qadr?

Layla tul Qadr is also considered a gift to the Muslim ummah as it is noted that any small good deed done it counted 1000 times more on this night and there is no other day or night emphasized more in the Quran than Shab-e-Qadr or Laulatul Qadr. In the Quran, the 97th chapter is dedicated entirely to this night:

Indeed, We revealed [the Qur’an] during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn. (97:1-5)

What do you Read on Shab e Qadar?

There are many ways you can worship and repent on the night of Shab e Qadr or Pray on Laylatul Qadr. You can offer Salat-ul-Tasbeeh, offer Nafil prayers and recite Durood and the Quran wholeheartedly during the night to get the most blessings. More importantly, you can pray and make dua on this night in abundance.

Shab e Qadr Dua – What Dua to Make on Layla-tul-Qadr?

If you’re looking for what dua to make on Shab-e-Qadar night or looking for Lailatul Qadr dua, then you can recite the following Dua that is important for Shab e Qadr:

للَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيمٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
Allahumma innaka Afuwwun [Karimun] tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee
O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning, [Generous,] You love pardon, so pardon me.

Why is the 27th Day of Ramadan so Important?

The 27th of Ramadan is important as many Muslims believes that Laylatul Qadr or Shab e Qadr occurs on the 27th of Ramazan though our Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM) advised his ummah to search for this greatest night among the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan.

“Whoever establishes the prayers on the night of qadr out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards (not to show off) then ALL his past sins will be forgiven” -Sahih Bukhari. The same reward is for those who fast sincerely too.

What are the signs of Laylatul Qadr?

According to the Quran, Layla-tul-Qadr or Shab e Qadr is considered the best than a thousand nights to worship and here are some of the signs on how to identify the Night of Decree or Laila tul Qadr.

“Salamun hiya hatta matla il-fajr” – That Night is peace, until the rising of the dawn. (Surah Qadr 97:5) The night of Laylatul Qadr is peaceful and quiet. You do not hear the barking of dogs, donkey’s don’t bray, or the sound of the cockerel. The entire Night, from evening till morning, is peace, free from every evil and mischief.

The sun at sunrise would appear reddish and without its normal blazing and sharp rays. Whosoever offers voluntary prayers during the Night of Power out of belief and expecting from Allah its reward will have his past sins forgiven.” – (Bukhari and Muslim)

Rain may fall either during the night or during the day of that night.- there is rain. This is one of the signs of Laylatul Qadr. – Soft or gentle rain.

Ibn Khuzaymah said that “it is a night that is neither hot nor cold.”

Laylatul Qadr Meaning in English?

Layla-tul- Qadr or Shab e Qadr in English is also called as the Night of Decree Ramadan, The Night of Power, The Night of Value, The Night of Destiny, The Night of Determination, or The Precious Night and is considered better than a thousand months for the worship of Allah.

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When is the Eid ul Fitr 2022 in Bangladesh? The Final Eid ul Fitr Date 2022

Find When is Eid ul Fitr in Bangladesh 2022. See the Expected Date of Eid ul Fitr 2022 in Bangladesh with Notification of Eid ul Fitr 2022 Holidays in Bangladesh.

Eid 2022 is always a big festival for the Muslims. Muslim communities from all around the world will be anticipating this joyful festival of Eid ul Fitr 2022 at the end of the month long Ramadan 2022 fasts. Before we get into Eid in Bangladesh 2022 holiday notification and dates, make sure you know all about Rojar Eid 2022 in Bangladesh!

When is Eid ul Fitr 2022 in Bangladesh?

Eid ul Fitr 2022 in Bangladesh will be observed on Tuesday, 3 May 2022. Eid ul Fitr moon sighting is expected on the evening of Monday, 2 May 2022.

Eid ul Fitr Date in Bangladesh 2022

Eid ul Fitr 2022 in Bangladesh
Tuesday 3 May 2022 is the Eid ul Fitr in Bangladesh
Date Weekday Observance
2 May 2022 Monday Eid ul Fitr Holiday
3 May 2022 Tuesday Eid ul Fitr *
4 May 2022 Wednesday Eid ul Fitr Holiday

When are Eid Holidays in Bangladesh?

According to the official Eid holidays notification 2022, Bangladesh is going to observe a 3 days period of Eid holidays 2022. The national Eid holidays will be from 2 May to 4 May, 2022 in Bangladesh.

Is Eid ul Fitr moon sighted in Bangladesh?

The date for Eid ul Fitr 2022 in Bangladesh will be decided when the full moon is sighted on the 2nd May. Once the Ramadan calendar 2022 comes to an end, the authorities (Helal Committee) will look into the sky for a full moon sight. If the moon is sighted on 2nd May, the final Eid al Fitr 2022 date 3 May in Bangladesh for 2022 will be announced.

Eid 2022 in Bangladesh will be in about 30 days. Make sure you know your Ramadan Calendar 2022 for Bangladesh so that you can keep up with the updated date for Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 in Bangladesh. Through this article, keep yourself updated for the date of Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 in Bangladesh.

N.B: Eid ul Fitr is dependent on the Moon Sighting *

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BD Ramadan Calendar 2022 – Sehri & Iftar Time Today in Bangladesh

Looking for the Iftar and Sehri time in Dhaka today 2022 for Ramadan? If you search for the iftar and sehri time today at my location, the Ramadan calendar 2022 stats that the Sehri time will be at 4:27 AM and the Iftar time will start from 6:19 PM as Ramadan 2022 will begin in the evening of Sunday, 3rd April in Bangladesh.  

Iftar and Sehri time 2022 in Bangladesh

Dhaka Iftar and Sehri Time 2022

Ramadan Calendar – 2022 For Dhaka
Iftar and Sehri Time for Dhaka in 2022

Ramadan DATE SEHRI IFTAR
1 03 April 2022 04:27 am 06:19 pm
2 04 April 2022 04:26 am 06:19 pm
3 05 April 2022 04:24 am 06:20 pm
4 06 April 2022 04:24 am 06:20 pm
5 07 April 2022 04:23 am 06:21 pm
6 08 April 2022 04:22 am 06:21 pm
7 09 April 2022 04:21 am 06:21 pm
8 10 April 2022 04:20 am 06:22 pm
9 11 April 2022 04:19 am 06:22 pm
10 12 April 2022 04:18 am 06:23 pm
11 13 April 2022 04:17 am 06:23 pm
12 14 April 2022 04:15 am 06:23 pm
13 15 April 2022 04:14 am 06:24 pm
14 16 April 2022 04:13 am 06:24 pm
15 17 April 2022 04:12 am 06:24 pm
16 18 April 2022 04:11 am 06:25 pm
17 19 April 2022 04:10 am 06:25 pm
18 20 April 2022 04:09 am 06:26 pm
19 21 April 2022 04:08 am 06:26 pm
20 22 April 2022 04:07 am 06:27 pm
21 23 April 2022 04:06 am 06:27 pm
22 24 April 2022 04:05 am 06:28 pm
23 25 April 2022 04:05 am 06:28 pm
24 26 April 2022 04:04 am 06:29 pm
25 27 April 2022 04:03 am 06:29 pm
26 28 April 2022 04:02 am 06:29 pm
27 29 April 2022 04:01 am 06:30 pm
28 30 April 2022 04:00 am 06:30 pm
29 01 May 2022 03:59 am 06:31 pm
30 02 May 2022 03:58 am 06:31 pm
SOURCE: Islamic Foundation

Chittagong Iftar and Sehri Time 2022

Ramadan Calendar – 2022 For Chittagong (Chattogram)
Iftar and Sehri Time for Chittagong (Chattogram) in 2022

Ramadan DATE SEHRI IFTAR
1 03 April 2022 4:28 am 6:10 pm
2 04 April 2022 4:27 am 6:10 pm
3 05 April 2022 4:26 am 6:10 pm
4 06 April 2022 4:25 am 6:11 pm
5 07 April 2022 4:24 am 6:11 pm
6 08 April 2022 4:22 am 6:11 pm
7 09 April 2022 4:21 am 6:12 pm
8 10 April 2022 4:20 am 6:12 pm
9 11 April 2022 4:19 am 6:12 pm
10 12 April 2022 4:18 am 6:13 pm
11 13 April 2022 4:17 am 6:13 pm
12 14 April 2022 4:16 am 6:14 pm
13 15 April 2022 4:15 am 6:14 pm
14 16 April 2022 4:14 am 6:14 pm
15 17 April 2022 4:13 am 6:15 pm
16 18 April 2022 4:12 am 6:15 pm
17 19 April 2022 4:11 am 6:15 pm
18 20 April 2022 4:10 am 6:16 pm
19 21 April 2022 4:10 am 6:16 pm
20 22 April 2022 4:09 am 6:17 pm
21 23 April 2022 4:08 am 6:17 pm
22 24 April 2022 4:07 am 6:17 pm
23 25 April 2022 4:06 am 6:18 pm
24 26 April 2022 4:05 am 6:18 pm
25 27 April 2022 4:04 am 6:19 pm
26 28 April 2022 4:03 am 6:19 pm
27 29 April 2022 4:02 am 6:19 pm
28 30 April 2022 4:01 am 6:20 pm
29 01 May 2022 4:00 am 6:21 pm
30 02 May 2022 3:59 am 6:21 pm
SOURCE: Islamic Foundation

Sylhet Iftar and Sehri Time 2022

Ramadan Calendar – 2022 For Sylhet
Iftar and Sehri Time for Sylhet in 2022

Ramadan DATE SEHRI IFTAR
1 03 April 2022 4:25 am 6:11 pm
2 04 April 2022 4:23 am 6:11 pm
3 05 April 2022 4:22 am 6:11 pm
4 06 April 2022 4:21 am 6:12 pm
5 07 April 2022 4:20 am 6:12 pm
6 08 April 2022 4:19 am 6:13 pm
7 09 April 2022 4:18 am 6:13 pm
8 10 April 2022 4:17 am 6:14 pm
9 11 April 2022 4:16 am 6:14 pm
10 12 April 2022 4:14 am 6:14 pm
11 13 April 2022 4:13 am 6:15 pm
12 14 April 2022 4:12 am 6:15 pm
13 15 April 2022 4:11 am 6:16 pm
14 16 April 2022 4:10 am 6:16 pm
15 17 April 2022 4:09 am 6:17 pm
16 18 April 2022 4:08 am 6:17 pm
17 19 April 2022 4:07 am 6:18 pm
18 20 April 2022 4:06 am 6:18 pm
19 21 April 2022 4:05 am 6:19 pm
20 22 April 2022 4:04 am 6:19 pm
21 23 April 2022 4:03 am 6:19 pm
22 24 April 2022 4:02 am 6:20 pm
23 25 April 2022 4:01 am 6:20 pm
24 26 April 2022 4:00 am 6:21 pm
25 27 April 2022 3:59 am 6:21 pm
26 28 April 2022 3:58 am 6:22 pm
27 29 April 2022 3:57 am 6:22 pm
28 30 April 2022 3:56 am 6:23 pm
29 01 May 2022 3:55 am 6:23 pm
30 02 May 2022 3:54 am 6:24 pm
SOURCE: Islamic Foundation

Khulna Iftar and Sehri Time 2022

Ramadan Calendar – 2022 For Khulna
Iftar and Sehri Time for Khulna in 2022

Ramadan DATE SEHRI IFTAR
1 03 April 2022 4:36 am 6:19 pm
2 04 April 2022 4:35 am 6:19 pm
3 05 April 2022 4:34 am 6:20 pm
4 06 April 2022 4:33 am 6:20 pm
5 07 April 2022 4:32 am 6:20 pm
6 08 April 2022 4:31 am 6:21 pm
7 09 April 2022 4:30 am 6:21 pm
8 10 April 2022 4:29 am 6:21 pm
9 11 April 2022 4:28 am 6:22 pm
10 12 April 2022 4:27 am 6:22 pm
11 13 April 2022 4:26 am 6:23 pm
12 14 April 2022 4:25 am 6:23 pm
13 15 April 2022 4:24 am 6:23 pm
14 16 April 2022 4:23 am 6:24 pm
15 17 April 2022 4:22 am 6:24 pm
16 18 April 2022 4:21 am 6:24 pm
17 19 April 2022 4:20 am 6:25 pm
18 20 April 2022 4:19 am 6:25 pm
19 21 April 2022 4:18 am 6:26 pm
20 22 April 2022 4:17 am 6:26 pm
21 23 April 2022 4:16 am 6:26 pm
22 24 April 2022 4:15 am 6:27 pm
23 25 April 2022 4:14 am 6:27 pm
24 26 April 2022 4:13 am 6:28 pm
25 27 April 2022 4:12 am 6:28 pm
26 28 April 2022 4:11 am 6:29 pm
27 29 April 2022 4:10 am 6:29 pm
28 30 April 2022 4:09 am 6:29 pm
29 01 May 2022 4:08 am 6:30 pm
30 02 May 2022 4:07 am 6:30 pm
SOURCE: Islamic Foundation

Barisal Iftar and Sehri Time 2022

Ramadan Calendar – 2022 For Barisal
Iftar and Sehri Time for Barisal in 2022

Ramadan DATE SEHRI IFTAR
1 03 April 2022 4:33 am 6:16 pm
2 04 April 2022 4:32 am 6:16 pm
3 05 April 2022 4:31 am 6:16 pm
4 06 April 2022 4:30 am 6:17 pm
5 07 April 2022 4:29 am 6:17 pm
6 08 April 2022 4:28 am 6:17 pm
7 09 April 2022 4:27 am 6:18 pm
8 10 April 2022 4:26 am 6:18 pm
9 11 April 2022 4:25 am 6:18 pm
10 12 April 2022 4:24 am 6:19 pm
11 13 April 2022 4:23 am 6:19 pm
12 14 April 2022 4:22 am 6:20 pm
13 15 April 2022 4:21 am 6:20 pm
14 16 April 2022 4:20 am 6:20 pm
15 17 April 2022 4:19 am 6:21 pm
16 18 April 2022 4:18 am 6:21 pm
17 19 April 2022 4:17 am 6:21 pm
18 20 April 2022 4:16 am 6:22 pm
19 21 April 2022 4:15 am 6:22 pm
20 22 April 2022 4:14 am 6:23 pm
21 23 April 2022 4:13 am 6:23 pm
22 24 April 2022 4:12 am 6:23 pm
23 25 April 2022 4:11 am 6:24 pm
24 26 April 2022 4:10 am 6:24 pm
25 27 April 2022 4:09 am 6:25 pm
26 28 April 2022 4:08 am 6:25 pm
27 29 April 2022 4:07 am 6:26 pm
28 30 April 2022 4:06 am 6:26 pm
29 01 May 2022 4:05 am 6:27 pm
30 02 May 2022 4:04 am 6:28 pm
SOURCE: Islamic Foundation

Rajshahi Iftar and Sehri Time 2022

Ramadan Calendar – 2022 For Rajshahi
Iftar and Sehri Time for Rajshahi in 2022

Ramadan DATE SEHRI IFTAR
1 03 April 2022 4:38 am 6:23 pm
2 04 April 2022 4:37 am 6:24 pm
3 05 April 2022 4:36 am 6:24 pm
4 06 April 2022 4:35 am 6:25 pm
5 07 April 2022 4:34 am 6:25 pm
6 08 April 2022 4:33 am 6:25 pm
7 09 April 2022 4:32 am 6:26 pm
8 10 April 2022 4:31 am 6:26 pm
9 11 April 2022 4:29 am 6:27 pm
10 12 April 2022 4:28 am 6:27 pm
11 13 April 2022 4:27 am 6:28 pm
12 14 April 2022 4:26 am 6:28 pm
13 15 April 2022 4:25 am 6:28 pm
14 16 April 2022 4:24 am 6:29 pm
15 17 April 2022 4:23 am 6:29 pm
16 18 April 2022 4:22 am 6:30 pm
17 19 April 2022 4:21 am 6:30 pm
18 20 April 2022 4:20 am 6:31 pm
19 21 April 2022 4:19 am 6:31 pm
20 22 April 2022 4:18 am 6:32 pm
21 23 April 2022 4:17 am 6:32 pm
22 24 April 2022 4:16 am 6:32 pm
23 25 April 2022 4:15 am 6:33 pm
24 26 April 2022 4:14 am 6:33 pm
25 27 April 2022 4:13 am 6:34 pm
26 28 April 2022 4:12 am 6:34 pm
27 29 April 2022 4:11 am 6:35 pm
28 30 April 2022 4:10 am 6:35 pm
29 01 May 2022 4:09 am 6:36 pm
30 02 May 2022 4:08 am 6:36 pm
SOURCE: Islamic Foundation

Mymensingh Iftar and Sehri Time 2022

Ramadan Calendar – 2022 For Mymensingh
Iftar and Sehri Time for Mymensingh in 2022

Ramadan DATE SEHRI IFTAR
1 03 April 2022 4:31 am 6:16 pm
2 04 April 2022 4:29 am 6:17 pm
3 05 April 2022 4:28 am 6:17 pm
4 06 April 2022 4:27 am 6:18 pm
5 07 April 2022 4:26 am 6:18 pm
6 08 April 2022 4:25 am 6:19 pm
7 09 April 2022 4:24 am 6:19 pm
8 10 April 2022 4:23 am 6:19 pm
9 11 April 2022 4:22 am 6:20 pm
10 12 April 2022 4:21 am 6:20 pm
11 13 April 2022 4:19 am 6:21 pm
12 14 April 2022 4:18 am 6:21 pm
13 15 April 2022 4:17 am 6:22 pm
14 16 April 2022 4:16 am 6:22 pm
15 17 April 2022 4:15 am 6:22 pm
16 18 April 2022 4:14 am 6:23 pm
17 19 April 2022 4:13 am 6:23 pm
18 20 April 2022 4:12 am 6:24 pm
19 21 April 2022 4:11 am 6:24 pm
20 22 April 2022 4:10 am 6:25 pm
21 23 April 2022 4:09 am 6:25 pm
22 24 April 2022 4:08 am 6:26 pm
23 25 April 2022 4:07 am 6:26 pm
24 26 April 2022 4:06 am 6:27 pm
25 27 April 2022 4:05 am 6:27 pm
26 28 April 2022 4:04 am 6:28 pm
27 29 April 2022 4:03 am 6:28 pm
28 30 April 2022 4:02 am 6:29 pm
29 01 May 2022 4:01 am 6:29 pm
30 02 May 2022 4:00 am 6:30 pm
SOURCE: Islamic Foundation

Rangpur Iftar and Sehri Time 2022

Ramadan Calendar – 2022 For Rangpur
Iftar and Sehri Time for Rangpur in 2022

Ramadan DATE SEHRI IFTAR
1 03 April 2022 4:34 am 6:21 pm
2 04 April 2022 4:33 am 6:22 pm
3 05 April 2022 4:32 am 6:22 pm
4 06 April 2022 4:31 am 6:23 pm
5 07 April 2022 4:29 am 6:23 pm
6 08 April 2022 4:28 am 6:24 pm
7 09 April 2022 4:27 am 6:24 pm
8 10 April 2022 4:26 am 6:25 pm
9 11 April 2022 4:25 am 6:25 pm
10 12 April 2022 4:24 am 6:26 pm
11 13 April 2022 4:23 am 6:26 pm
12 14 April 2022 4:21 am 6:27 pm
13 15 April 2022 4:20 am 6:27 pm
14 16 April 2022 4:19 am 6:28 pm
15 17 April 2022 4:18 am 6:28 pm
16 18 April 2022 4:17 am 6:28 pm
17 19 April 2022 4:16 am 6:29 pm
18 20 April 2022 4:15 am 6:29 pm
19 21 April 2022 4:14 am 6:30 pm
20 22 April 2022 4:13 am 6:30 pm
21 23 April 2022 4:11 am 6:31 pm
22 24 April 2022 4:10 am 6:31 pm
23 25 April 2022 4:09 am 6:32 pm
24 26 April 2022 4:08 am 6:32 pm
25 27 April 2022 4:07 am 6:33 pm
26 28 April 2022 4:06 am 6:33 pm
27 29 April 2022 4:05 am 6:34 pm
28 30 April 2022 4:04 am 6:34 pm
29 01 May 2022 4:03 am 6:35 pm
30 02 May 2022 4:02 am 6:36 pm
SOURCE: Islamic Foundation

As per 3rd April, 2022, the last time of sehri today will be at 4:27 AM in Dhaka. And today sehri time in Chittagong will be at 4:28 AM on 3rd April.

NB: All Dates will be responsible as of Moon siting.


Ramadan Time 2022 with Image

iftar and sehri time in bd 2022
Source: teletalkbd

Dua of Iftar

Arabic Iftar Dua (Arbi)

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمْتُ وَ عَلَى رِزْقِكَ أَفْطَرْتُ وَ عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ

Bengali Iftar Dua (Bangla)

আল্লাহুম্মা লাকা ছুমতু ওয়া তাওয়াক্কালতু আ’লা রিজক্বিকা ওয়া আফতারতু বি রাহমাতিকা ইয়া আর্ হামার রা-হিমীন।

অর্থ: হে আল্লাহ! আমি তোমারই সন্তুষ্টির জন্য রোজা রেখেছি এবং তোমারই দেয়া রিযিক্ব দ্বারা ইফতার করছি।

English Iftar Dua

O, Allah! I fasted for you and I believe in you and I put my trust in You and I break my fast with your sustenance.

Dua of Sehri 

⇒ Arabic Sehri Dua (Arbi)

نويت ان اصوم غدا من شهر رمضان المبارك فرضا لك ياالله فتقبل منى انك انت السميع العليم

⇒ Bengali Sehri Dua (Bangla)

নাওয়াইতু আন আছুমা গদাম মিং শাহরি রমাদ্বানাল মুবারকি ফারদ্বল্লাকা ইয়া আল্লাহু ফাতাক্বব্বাল মিন্নী ইন্নাকা আংতাস সামীউল আলীম।

অর্থ: হে আল্লাহ! আগামীকাল পবিত্র রমযান মাসে তোমার পক্ষ হতে ফরয করা রোজা রাখার নিয়ত করলাম, অতএব তুমি আমার পক্ষ হতে কবুল কর, নিশ্চয়ই তুমি সর্বশ্রোতা ও সর্বজ্ঞানী।

⇒ English Sehri Dua

I intended to fast tomorrow from the blessed month of Ramadan, as an obligation to you, O Allah, so accept from me that you are the All-Hearing, All-Knowing.


Some Frequently Asked Questions About Ramadan Timing 2022:

When is 1st Ramadan 2022 in Bangladesh?

The 1st Ramadan in Bangladesh is Sunday, 3rd April, 2022.

How long is Ramadan 2022 in Bangladesh?

Ramadan 2022 will start from Sunday, 3rd April and will end at Monday, 2nd May in Bangladesh.

What/When is the Iftar time today?

Check the Ramadan Calendar with above mentioned date.

Check Also: | Updated Prayer Time in Bangladesh |

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What is the History of Women’s Day? When and Why is International Women’s Day Celebrated?

Frequently Asked Questions About Women’s Day

What is Today’s National Women’s day? When is International Women’s Day 2022?

Tuesday, 8th March is the Women’s Day or International Women’s Day to celebrate this year 2022.

What’s the History of International Women’s Day (IWD)? What’s the Origin of the Women’s Day?

If we find the origin of women’s day, the very first women’s day was observed as the national women’s day in New York City on February 28, 1909 organized by the Socialist Party of America. To establish women’s day all over the world, the International Socialist Women’s Conference was held in Copenhagen, Denmark in which 100 delegates from 17 countries participated with the only agenda of equal rights for women. Hence, the very first International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated on March 19, 1911. In Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, over a million people observed this significant day. The interesting fact is that there was no fixed date to celebrate the international women’s day but it’s heard that IWD was observed usually in late February or early March. However, on the last Sunday of February, National Women’s Day was generally observed in America. While in Russia, the international women’s day was celebrated on the last Saturday of February, 1913 for the first time though according to the Gregorian calendar, the date was 8 March. German people celebrated the IWD on the 8th March, 1914 for the first time and the day was most likely Sunday.

What is Women’s day and Why is it Celebrated?

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a globally recognized day to support women through their achievements and contribution in the social, cultural, economic and political arena.

Basically, International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide on 8th March to raise awareness about gender equality both in household activities and workplace. Though International Women’s Day is celebrated based on different theme every year, the objective remains the same is to ensure a safe place to live and work together without any discrimination or gender bias.

Why Do We Celebrate Women’s Day on 8th March? What’s the Importance of Women’s Day?

It’s claimed that a protest occurred by the women garment workers of New York on the 8th March, 1857. In 1913, Russia observed the very first International Women’s Day on 8th March (according to the Gregory Calendar). Later on the International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time in Germany on 8th March as well. To commemorate these observances, this IWD day was started to be observed by UN Women as the globally recognized day worldwide.

What is the Theme of Women’s Day 2022?

Every year on the 8th March, International Women’s Day is observed based on a specific theme to highlight one of the biggest issues women usually face most day by day. On that note, this year UN Women have already decided to celebrate the IWD on the gender equality theme, which sounds like “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”. This year’s theme also explains the ultimate recognition of the achievements and contributions of women in different aspects.

Who Started Women’s Day?

From the female suffrage movement of New Zealand, a huge labor movement happened in North America and Europe during the early 20th century. Essentially, the flame of women’s day was lit from there. To commemorate this event, Socialist Party of America organized the first Women’s Day on 28th February, 1909 in New York City.

When was the First International Women’s Day?

In Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, the first international women’s day was celebrated in 1911. And so, this year we’re going to celebrate the 110th international women’s day. But from 1975, the United Nations started to celebrate the International Women’s Day officially.

What Color Do You Wear on International Women’s Day?

Do you know why women prefer to wear purple mostly? Basically, purple is the color which symbolizes the womanhood of women internationally. It’s also known that to symbolize women’s equality, the Women’s Social and Political Union formed a purple-green color combination in 1908 in the UK. From then Purple is the trendy color to celebrate the International Women’s Day.

history of pohela boishakh

Pohela Boishakh: Origin, History, Culture & Facts

Pohela Boishakh (Bangla New Year) Date – Thursday, 14 April, 2022 in Bangladesh

What is Pohela Boishakh / Bangla New Year?

Bengali New Year is referred to in Bengali as “New Year” (Bengali: নববর্ষ Nôbobôrsho, from Sanskrit Nava(new) Barṣha(year) or “First of Boishakh” (Bengali: পহেলা বৈশাখ Pôhela Boishakh. Nobo means new and Borsho means year. In Bengali, Pohela stands for ‘first’ and Baishakh is first month of Bengali calendar.

Bengali New Year (Bengali: নববর্ষ) or Pahela Boishakh (পহেলা বৈশাখ) is the first day of the Bengali calendar, celebrated in both Bangladesh and West Bengal, and in Bengali communities in Assam, Tripura and Odisha and all over India as well where the Bengali community arises. It coincides with the New Year’s Days of numerous Southern Asian calendars. Poila Boishakh connects all ethnic Bengalis irrespective of religious and regional differences. In India, in West Bengal and Assam, it is a public (state) holiday and is publicly celebrated in mid-April. In Bangladesh, it is a national holiday celebrated around 14 April according to the official amended calendar designed by the Bangla Academy.

Pohela Boishakh at Bengal Dhaka
Celebration of Pohela Boishakh,Dhaka[Sincere Thanks to S.M. Tanvir Ayon for this Magnificent Snapshot]

Boishakh/Baishakh is the first of the Bengali months where Pohela simply means “first”. The term “Pohela Boishakh” therefore, stands for the first day of the Bengali year and naturally refers to the festivity attached to this day as well. The celebration itself is called “Borsho Boron Utsab” or “Boishakhi Utsab” (the gala of Boishakh) which is held to welcome the Nobo Borsho (New Year). It is one celebration that goes beyond geographical borders as the Bengali New Year is celebrated in the West Bengal of India as well as in Bangladesh, making it the biggest cultural festival that has survived the last few centuries where Bengalis of all walks of life come together to make it colorful, bright and joyous.

Origin & History of Pohela Boishakh:

Who Started Bengali New Year?

The story of the pohela boishakh history has a few versions, however, they all go back to one particular Mughal emperor, Akbar the Great and the tax collecting process under his reign (1556-1609). Several hundred years ago, the economy almost entirely depended on agricultural productions. In Bengal, the agriculture necessarily revolved around its six seasons. Under the Mughals, tax was collected on the basis of Arabic or Hijri year that did not exactly go hand in hand with the seasonal cycle of this region. For instance, when it was time for the landowners to collect taxes, the peasants would still be waiting to reap their products from the fields.

 

This way, following a lunar calendar that hijri year was based upon, proved inconvenient for all the parties involved. Realizing the urgency of reformation in the existing year system, the Baadshah (emperor) gave one of the many renowned scholars of his court, Fatelluah Shiraji the responsibility to make the necessary amendments. The new calendar was designed keeping the nature of all six seasons, their duration and contribution to the agriculture in mind. Some scholars argue that Pohela Boishakh (1st boishakh) was anything but a reason for festivity for the peasants who comprised the majority of the population when they had to pay off their taxes on the last day of Chaitra/ Choitro, the month before Boishakh.

Besides, the landlords, to collect the taxes, often subjected the grassroot people to physical force. Such circumstances were most unlikely to leave people in a mood for festivity by the time the Pohela Boishakh was knocking on their doors. Despite having enough reasons for it to be the contrary, Pahela Baishakh was a time for celebration. To avoid any serious rebellion, Badshah Akbar introduced the masterfully crafted custom of the New Year celebration that took place right after the tax-paying day. The amusements and feasts that used to be arranged helped to smoothen the harshness of the tax paying and sow the hopes for a better year among all.

As mentioned earlier, the celebration of Bengali New Year, poyla Boishakh, takes place both in West Bengal and Bangladesh. But, Pahela Boishakh in Bangladesh did not receive a collective form until 1965. During the growing movement for an independent state from Pakistan that began by the end of the 1940s and continued until the independence in 1971, the former Pakistani Government implemented many policies that were somewhat modified versions of the British “Divide and Rule” principle.

In other words, those policies were meant to differentiate a Bengali Muslim from others and avoid a strong, joint movement for independence. As a continuation to such steps, the Pakistani government banned poems by the Noble winning Bengali author, Shree Rabindranath Tagore. Then, Chhayanaut, the only major Fine Arts institution of the time designed their cultural show for Poila Boishakh to be a means of protest. The Pohela Boishakh that takes place under the Banyan tree of Ramna Park in Dhaka ever since was to open with Boishakhi songs by Tagore.

This way, Pohela Boishak became one with the nationalist notions of the Bengali people who resided in the East Pakistan, known as Bangladesh today. The fine Arts Institute (CharuKala Institute) of Dhaka University enhanced the attraction of the day in the late 1980s by adding Boishakhi Parade (Shobha Jatra) so that a growing participation and acceptance is ensured. Soon, an attempt by a few hundred people to uphold the Bengali traditions and unify Bengalis while doing it, transformed into a national event.

In the West Bengal, Bengali New Year celebration has ties to religious values as well. The entire month of Boishakh is considered auspicious. Therefore, the first day by itself is reason enough for festivity. For the Hindu, the day begins with Puja (religious ritual) followed by cultural shows. Because of its being considered auspicious, Boishakh is the month when most Hindu weddings take place in both Bengals.

Aspects & Activities of Pohela Boishakh:

How is Pohela boishakh celebrated?

In Bangladesh, the day begins before the break of dawn when crowd gathers in Ramna Park for the Cultural show held by Chhayanat every year. Women mainly wear white Shari (saree price in bangladesh) with red border. Since Boishakh brings spring, women adorn their hair with flowers and wear colorful churi (bangles) that symbolizes the many colors and renewed life in nature. On the other hand, men mainly wear traditional Punjabi (Panjabi price in bangladesh) with Paayjama, Lungi or Dhuti/Dhoti.

  • Boishakhi Parade (Mongol Shova jatra): Boishakhi Mongol Shobha Jatra is one of the biggest attractions of the day. Very early in the morning, the rally starts from the CharuKala Institute of Dhaka University.
Mongal Shobhajatra Pohela Boishakh
Mongal Sobhajatra in Pohela Boishakh
  • Boishakhi Fair (Mela):

    It is arranged all over the country and continues for at least a week. There are a wide range of products and activities that make the fair an attraction to all age groups. From home accessories to anything and everything that speaks Bengali authenticity, find their way to here. One of the fun aspects of the Boishakhi Mela is the joy ride like the Merry-Go-Round and Ferris wheel. The ones seen in this fair are different in that these are much smaller with a simpler structure made out of wood and bamboo and lacking engines to run them. In stead, two or more men stand beside these rides to push.

pohela boishakhi mela
Fair in Pohela Boishakh
  • Alpona:

    In the front yard and staircases, miniature Aalponas or Rangolies, traditional designs, are drawn using bright colors like red, green, blue and yellow as well as powdered rice. Drawing gigantic Aalponas in the main streets and walls all nightlong is one fun activity where both male and female participates.

boishakhi alpona art at dhaka
Pohela Baishakh 1421 adorned with Airtel Alpona
 
  • Haalkhata:

    It is the ritual of closing the old Ledger and opening a new one with new entries on Pohela Boishakh. Traders involved in gold, clothing or food business send out invitations to old customers and entertain them with sweets.

halkhata at pohela boishakh

         On the 1st day of Pohela Boishakh,businessmen greets their customers with sweets,
          commence a “Halkhata”(new ledger)& lock their old ones. Source:Star file photo
  • Sports:

    Rural sports such as Nouka Baich (boat race), Kite flying, Bull Racing, and flying pigeons are among the more popular ones.

noukabaich at pohela boishakh

               Nouka Baich (Boat Racing) Image Source : worldphoto.org

Cultural Activities of Pohela Boishakh

Folk songs such as Palagan, kavigan, Jarigan, Gambhira gan, Gazirgan, baul, marfati, murshidi and bhatiali songs are staged. So are Jatra (one kind of plays) and other form of Bengali performing arts.

Pohela Boishakh in Dhaka

New Year’s festivities are closely linked with rural life in Bengal. Usually on Pahela Boishakh, the home is thoroughly scrubbed and cleaned; people bathe early in the morning and dress in fine clothes. They spend much of the day visiting relatives, friends and neighbors. Special foods are prepared to entertain guests. This is one rural festival that has become enormously big in the cities, especially in Dhaka.

Boishakhi fairs are arranged in many parts of the country. Various agricultural products, traditional handicrafts, toys, cosmetics, as well as various kinds of food and sweets are sold at these fairs. The fairs also provide entertainment, with singers and dancers staging jatra (traditional plays), pala gan, kobiganjarigan, gambhira gan, gazir gan and alkap gan. They present folk songs as well as baul, marfatimurshidi and bhatiali songs. Narrative plays like Laila-Majnu, Yusuf-Zulekha and Radha-Krishna are staged. Among other attractions of these fairs are puppet shows and merry-go-rounds.

baul song on pohela boishakh

                         Bauls performing in Pohela Boishakh

Pohela Boishakh Games

Many old festivals connected with New Year’s Day have disappeared, while new festivals have been added. With the abolition of the zamindari system, the punya connected with the closing of land revenue accounts has disappeared. Kite flying in Dhaka and bull racing in Munshiganj used to be very colorful events. Other popular village games and sports were horse races, bullfights, cockfights, flying pigeons, and boat racing. Some festivals, however, continue to be observed; for example, bali (wrestling) in Chittagong and gambhira in Rajshahi are still popular events.

Pohela Boishakh Food

Observance of Pohela Boishakh has become popular in the cities. Early in the morning, people gather under a big tree or on the bank of a lake to witness the sunrise. Artists present songs to usher in the new year. People from all walks of life wear traditional Bengali attire: young women wear white saris with red borders and adorn themselves with churi bangles, ful flowers, and tip (bindis). Men wear white paejama(pants) or lungi(dhoti/dhuti) (long skirt) and kurta (tunic). Many townspeople start the day with the traditional breakfast of panta bhat (rice soaked in water), green chillies, onion, and fried hilsa fish.

pohela boishakh foods with hilsha fish

Panta Ilish(পান্তা ইলিশ) – a traditional platter of leftover rice soaked in water with fried Hilsa(ইলিশ), supplemented with dried fish (Shutki/শুঁটকী), pickles (Achar), lentils (dal), green chilies and onion – a popular dish for the Pohela Boishakh festival.

Pohela Boishakh Songs

The most colorful New Year’s Day festival takes place in Dhaka. Large numbers of people gather early in the morning under the banyan tree at Ramna Park where Chhayanat artists open the day with Rabindranath Tagore’s famous pohela boishakh song, এসো, হে বৈশাখ, এসো এসো Esho, he Boishakh, Esho Esho (Come, O Boishakh, Come, Come). A similar ceremony welcoming the new year is also held at the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. Students and teachers of the institute take out a colorful procession and parade around the campus. Social and cultural organizations celebrate the day with cultural programs. Newspapers bring out special supplements. There are also special programs on the radio and television.

borshoboron at ramna batomul

           Borsho Boron at Ramna Botomul. Source : bdnews24 photo archive

The historical importance of Pohela Boishakh in the Bangladeshi context may be dated from the observance of the day by Chhayanat in 1965. In an attempt to suppress Bengali culture, the Pakistani Government had banned poems written by Rabindranath Tagore, the most famous poet and writer in Bengali literature. Protesting this move, Chhayanat opened their Pohela Boishakh celebrations at Ramna Park with Tagore’s song welcoming the month. The day continued to be celebrated in East Pakistan as a symbol of Bengali culture. After 1972 it became a national festival, a symbol of the Bangladesh nationalist movement and an integral part of the people’s cultural heritage. Later, in the mid- 1980s, the Institute of Fine Arts added color to the day by initiating the Boishakhi parade, which is much like a carnival parade.

CHOTTOGRAM, Bangladesh | চট্টগ্রাম, বাংলাদেশ

The center of attraction of the Pohela Boishakh celebrations in the port city Chottogram is the DC Hill Park [ডিসি পাহাড় পার্ক]. Sammilitō Sanskritik Jot [সম্মিলিত সাংস্কৃতিক জোট] organizes a two-day festival to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the New Year. Various cultural events are organized here including plays etc. The public celebration of Poyela Boishakh in Chottogram was started in 1973; the initiative was taken by the politicians to promote the Bengali culture.

festive mood in pohela boishakh

        Festive Mood in Chattogram DC Hill. Image Source: Daily Asian age.
  • Chottogram Hill Tracts | চট্টগ্রামের পার্বত্য জেলা :

    In the Hill tracts of Chattogram, three different ethnic minority groups have their individual New Year celebrations. Boisuk [বৈশুখ] of Tripura People, Sangrai [সাংগ্রাই] of Marma people and Biju [বিজু] of Chakma people; presently they have come together to celebrate it commonly as Boi-Sa-Bi [বৈ-সা-বি], a day of a wide variety of festivities; especially need to mention the water festival [জল উৎসব] of the Marma people.

KHULNA, Bangladesh | খুলনা, বাংলাদেশ

College students take great effort in designing festoons, banners, colorful masks for this event. A newly formed non-governmental cultural organization Shokha Moyukh celebrated Pohela Boishakh at the campus of Govt. B L College, Khulna. The rally was followed by a cultural function at the campus. The event was organized by the students with support from the college faculty. Pohela Boishakh is celebrated in Khulna with enormous joy and enthusiasm. People from all walks of life take part in the Borshoboron Rally (বর্ষবরণ পদযাত্রা) organized by Khulna Sonskriti Kendro(খুলনা সংস্কৃতি কেন্দ্র).

              Inauguration of Pohela Baishakh Ceremony, 1423 at Khulna

Kolkata and West Bengal | কলকাতা এবং পশ্চিম বঙ্গ

Kolkata, the sovereign of Bengalis in India; witnesses some of the grand celebrations of Poyela Boishakh. In Kolkata and the rest of Indian/West Bengal, Poyela Boishakh and indeed the entire month of Boishakh is considered an auspicious time for marriages, opening of new business ventures etc. Choitro is the Last month of the Bangla year; the garment traders give special discounts throughout the month. The last day of Choitro, is celebrated as Choitro Sankranti among the Hindu community, and Charak Pujo is held on this day. On this very same day, Charak Mela/fair is organized in various parts of rural Bengal; some really miraculous acrobatics are performed by the members and these stunts are quite risky indeed.

boishakh jatra at pohela boishakh
Boishakhi Jatra, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata
Courtesy: New Year Photo Gallery Blog

Pohela Boishakh is also the occasion when the whole family comes for a get together; youngsters touch feet of elders seeking benediction (আশীর্বাদ), and peers greet each other Suvo Nôbobôrsho with a hug (Kolakuliকলাকুলি). The celebration remains incomplete without “mishti mukh” exchanging sweets with the near and dear ones. The day of Poyela Boishakh is a day of cultural events. Like Bangladesh, here also people wake up & bathe early in the morning and dress up in traditional Bengali attire. Many go for Probhat Pheri (a parade similar to “Shobhajatra” in Bangladesh, but it’s not as colorful as that) to welcome the first day of the New Year singing Rabindra Sangeet, here also the song “এসো, হে বৈশাখ, এসো এসো”Esho, he Boishakh, Esho Esho is very popular.

Businessmen open new accounting books (HalKhata) on this day; for the Bengali Hindu businessmen HalKhata begins only after performing puja, “Swastik” sign is drawn on the HalKhata by the priests. Devotees are seen in front of the Kalighat temple (কালীঘাট মন্দির), in long queues, from the late night. Devotees offer Puja to receive the blessings of the almighty.

The Government of West Bengal organizes various fairs and cultural events in different parts of the state. The most famous of these is Bangla Sangit Mela(রবীন্দ্র সঙ্গীত), held at Nandan-Rabindra Sadan ground.

OTHER NATIONS | অন্যান্য দেশ

Apart from Bengal, Poyela Boishakh is also celebrated by the Bengali community living in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia etc.

Today, Pohela Boishakh celebrations also mark a day of cultural unity without distinction between class or religious affiliations. Of the major holidays celebrated in Bangladesh, only Pohela Boishakh comes without any preexisting expectations (specific religious identity, the culture of gift-giving, etc.). Unlike holidays like Eid ul-Fitr, where dressing up in lavish clothes has become a norm, or Christmas where exchanging gifts has become an integral part of the holiday, Pohela Boishakh is really about celebrating the simpler, rural roots of the Bengal. As a result, more people can participate in the festivities together without the burden of having to reveal one’s class, religion, or financial capacity.

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কোটি বাঙালির প্রাণের মেলা একুশে বই মেলা লেখক, প্রকাশক ও পাঠকের একটি মহা মিলনমেলা হিসেবে পালিত হয়ে আসছে যুগ যুগ ধরে। স্বাধীন বাংলার ঐতিহ্যবাহী এই মেলার ইতিহাস স্বাধীন বাংলাদেশের মতোই প্রাচীন, যার শুরুটা হয়েছিল অমর একুশে গ্রন্থমেলা নামকরণ এর মধ্য দিয়ে। ১৯৫২ সালের ভাষা আন্দোলনে মহান ভাষা শহীদদের ত্যাগের স্মৃতিকে অক্ষত রাখতেই তৎকালীন অমর একুশে গ্রন্থমেলার যাত্রা শুরু করা হয়, যা আজও অমর একুশে বই মেলা হিসেবে পালিত হয়ে আসছে বাংলা একাডেমী প্রাঙ্গন সহ সোহরাওয়ার্দী উদ্যানে।

অমর একুশে বইমেলার ইতিহাস

একুশে বই মেলার ইতিহাস ঠিক প্রায় স্বাধীন বাংলার ইতিহাসের মতই প্রাচীন বলা চলে। সর্বপ্রথম ‘একুশে বই মেলা কবে অনুষ্ঠিত হয়?’ – শীর্ষক প্রশ্নটির উত্তর খুঁজতে গিয়ে জানা যায়, ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় সংলগ্ন বর্ধমান হাউজ প্রাঙ্গনে মাত্র ৩২ টি বই নিয়ে তৎকালীন বই মেলার যাত্রা শুরু হয় ৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি, ১৯৭২ সালে চিত্তরঞ্জন সাহা এর হাত ধরে। সেই সময়ের স্বাধীন বাংলা সাহিত্য পরিষদ (বর্তমানে মুক্তধারা প্রকাশনী নামে পরিচিত) থেকে গুটিকয়েক বাংলাদেশী শরণার্থী লেখকদের লেখা এই ৩২ খানা বই ছিল স্বাধীন বাংলাদেশের সর্বপ্রথম বই মেলার মূল রষদ। মূলত চিত্তরঞ্জন সাহার একার চেষ্টায় গড়া এই বই এভাবেই চলতে থাকে ১৯৭৬ সাল পর্যন্ত এবং ১৯৭৮ সালে এসে তৎকালীন বাংলা একাডেমির মহাপরিচালক আশরাফ সিদ্দিকী এর কল্যাণে বই মেলা সরাসরি সম্পৃক্ত হয় বাংলা একাডেমী এর সাথে। এরপর ১৯৭৯ সালে একে একে বাংলাদেশ পুস্তক বিক্রেতা ও প্রকাশক সমিতি বই মেলার সাথে একাত্মতা প্রকাশ করে, যার প্রতিষ্ঠাতা অবশ্য সেই চিত্তরঞ্জন সাহা নিজেই। অবশ্য বাংলা একাডেমীতে প্রথম অমর একুশে গ্রন্থমেলার আয়োজন সম্পন্ন হয় ১৯৮৩ সালে তৎকালীন বাংলা একাডেমীর মহাপরিচালক কাজী মনজুরে মওলা এর তত্ত্বাবধানে। সেই ৩২টি বই নিয়ে শুরু করা অতি ক্ষুদ্র একটি বই মেলা কালের বিবর্তনে এতই বৃহৎ আকার ধারণ করে যে, বাংলা একাডেমীতে স্থান সংকুলান না হওয়াই ২০১৪ সালে এসে সেটা সোহরাওয়ার্দী উদ্যানে সম্প্রসারণ করা হয়। সেবছর ২৩২ জন প্রকাশক স্টল বরাদ্দ পেলেও একুশে বই মেলায় সর্বোচ্চ সংখ্যক ৪২৫ জন প্রকাশক লক্ষ্য করা গেছে ২০১২ সালে। আপনার মনে প্রশ্ন জাগতে পারে যে, এখন বই মেলা কোথায় হয়? বাংলা একাডেমি ও সোহরাওয়ার্দী উদ্যান উভয় স্থানেই বই মেলা সমানতালে পালিত হচ্ছে বর্তমানে।

বই মেলা সম্পর্কিত যেসব তথ্য না জানলেই নয়

সুষ্ঠু ব্যবস্থাপনার সুবিধার্তে বই মেলায় অংশগ্রহণকারী প্রকাশকদের স্টল সমূহকে বিভিন্ন ভাগে ভাগ করা হয়েছে, যার মধ্যে প্রকাশক এলাকা, প্রকাশক-বিক্রেতা এলাকা, সরকারি-বেসরকারি প্রতিষ্ঠান, শিশু কর্নার ও লিটল ম্যাগাজিন অন্যতম। আর সম্পূর্ণ বই মেলা চত্ত্বরকে বিভিন্ন খ্যাতনামা ব্যক্তিবর্গ বিশেষ করে ভাষা শহীদ সালাম, রফিক, বরকত, জব্বার এবং সাহিত্যিক বিশ্বকবি রবিন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর, বিদ্রোহী কবি কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম, বহু ভাষাবিদ ড. মুহাম্মদ শহীদুল্লাহ ও সাহিত্য বিশারদ আব্দুল করিম উল্লেখযোগ্য। এছাড়া বিভিন্ন সরকারি স্টল ও বেসরকারি সেবাদাতা প্রতিষ্ঠান সহ নতুন বই এর মোড়ক উন্মোচন মঞ্চ ও লেখক কর্ণার এবং মিডিয়া সেন্টার ও তথ্য কেন্দ্র এর উপস্থিতিতে বই মেলা আরও প্রাণবন্ত হয়ে ওঠে। মোড়ক উন্মোচন মঞ্চ থেকে প্রতিনিয়ত নতুন বই এর নাম ও লেখক এর পরিচয় ঘোষিত হতে থাকে, আর লেখক কর্ণার বা লেখককুঞ্জে লেখক-পাঠকের ক্লান্তিহীন মত বিনিময় চক্র চলমান থাকে। বই মেলায় প্রকাশিত বইয়ের কপিরাইট বা মেধাসত্ত্ব আইন লঙ্ঘন রোধে একটি বিশেষ টাস্কফোর্স প্রস্তুত থাকে, যারা কিনা সাহিত্য ও শিক্ষাসহায়ক পরিবেশ ও তথ্য নিরাপত্তা রক্ষার কাজেও নিয়োজিত থাকে। উল্লেখ্য, বর্তমানে মেলা নিয়ন্ত্রণ এর যাবতীয় দায়িত্ব গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার এর সংস্কৃতি বিষয়ক মন্ত্রণালয় পালন করে থাকে। বিভিন্ন সাহিত্য আলোচনা সভা, কবিতা পাঠের আসর ও সাংস্কৃতিক অনুষ্ঠান বই মেলাকে সর্বদা সরব রাখে।

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একুশে বই মেলার ২০২২ সময়সূচী সংক্রান্ত তথ্য

২১শে বই মেলা আগে সাধারণত ১লা ফেব্রুয়ারি থেকে ২১শে ফেব্রুয়ারি পর্যন্ত সাড়ম্বরে পালিত হত, এরপর ক্রেতা-বিক্রেতাদের আবেদনের পরিপেক্ষিতে বই মেলা ফেব্রুয়ারির শেষ দিন অবধি মহাসমারোহে চলতে থাকে। অমর একুশে বই মেলা ২০২২ -এ প্রবেশের জন্য ছুটির দিন ও ছুটির দিন ব্যাতিত আলাদা আলাদা সময়সীমা বরাদ্দ থাকে। একুশে বই মেলা ২০২২ সময়সূচী থেকে জানা যায় যে, প্রতিদিন বিকাল ৩ টা থেকে রাত ৮ টা পর্যন্ত বই মেলা চালু থাকবে। সাপ্তাহিক ছুটির দিনে সকাল ১১ টা থেকে রাত ৮ টা পর্যন্ত বই মেলা উপভোগ করতে পারবেন। আর শুধুমাত্র ২১শে ফেব্রুয়ারিতে বই মেলা খোলা থাকবে সকাল ৮ টা থেকে রাত ৯ টা পর্যন্ত। বই মেলায় প্রবেশাধিকার সকলের জন্যই উন্মুক্ত ও সম্পূর্ণ ফ্রী।

বর্তমান তথ্য প্রযুক্তির এই ডিজিটাল যুগে বই পড়ার মানুষ খুঁজে পাওয়াটা কিছুটা হলেও দুষ্কর। তবে কি এই দৃশ্যপট থেকে পরিত্রাণের কোন উপায় নেই? মোখ্যম উপায় অবশ্য আছে এই একটাই; তরুণ প্রজন্মকে বই পড়ায় আকৃষ্ট করতে বইমেলার গুরুত্ব ও প্রয়োজনীয়তা যেন বলে শেষ করার মত নয়। অমর একুশে বই মেলা যেই গুরু দারিত্ব বহন করে চলেছে যুগ থেকে যুগান্তরে। একুশে বই মেলা তো বাঙালির সেই প্রাণের মেলা, যেথায় লেখক-পাঠক এর মহামলনে আপামর বাংলার চিরচেনা সংস্কৃতি ও সোনালি ইতিহাস যেন মিলেমিশে একাকার হয়ে আছে।

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