Bangladesh’s Victory Against Ireland | ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Thousand of cricket fans all ages came out of their homes and gathered on the streets of the capital last night and celebrate after their team Bangladesh won the Crick World Cup B match against Ireland at the She-E-Bangla Bational Stadium in Dhaka. The photo was taken at TSC Dhaka University Campus. Photo:Monirul Alam
Thousand of cricket fans all ages came out of their homes and gathered on the streets of the capital last night and celebrate after their team Bangladesh won the Crick World Cup B match against Ireland at the She-E-Bangla Bational Stadium in Dhaka. The photo was taken at TSC Dhaka University Campus. Photo:Monirul Alam
Thousand of cricket fans all ages came out of their homes and gathered on the streets of the capital last night and celebrate after their team Bangladesh won the Crick World Cup B match against Ireland at the She-E-Bangla Bational Stadium in Dhaka. The photo was taken at TSC Dhaka University Campus. Photo:Monirul Alam

Maestro Evening | Ustad Zakir Hussain

Dhaka, February 2011. Ustad Zakir Hussain performs at Bangabandhu International Conference Center Photo: Monirul Alam

Ustad Zakir Hussain, the world’s notorious tabla player performing brilliant music event at evening  in Bangabandhu International Conference Center on February 23. Prothom Alo and Transcom group arrange the recitation in honor of the late Ustad Allarakha Khan, Zakir Hussain’s father and mentor.

Dhaka, February 2011. Ustad Zakir Hussain performs at Bangabandhu International Conference Center Photo: Monirul Alam

 

Ustad Allarakha played at the ‘Concert for Bangladesh’, organized by Pandit Ravi Shankar and George Harrison at Madison Square Garden of New York in 1971. The concert played a key role in drawing international support for Bangladesh during the Liberation War. To celebrate 40 years of independence, Prothom Alo and Transcom Group have taken the initiative to honour friends of Bangladesh who had provided much-needed support during the war.

International Mother Language Day

Millions of Bangladeshis have placed wreaths at hundreds of Shaheed Minars across the country to pay rich tributes to the language movement martyrs of 1952.  The country is observance of International Mother Language Day on Monday, popularly known as Martyrs’ Day (Shaheed Dibas). The memorial for the annual traditional remembrance of those killed when police fired on campaigns on this day, who were demanding Bengali be declared as one of the state languages of what was then Pakistan.

 

Dhaka, February 2011. International Mother Language day is observance at central Shaheed Miner. Photo:Monirul Alam

 

Dhaka, February 2011. International Mother Language day is observance at central Shaheed Miner. Photo:Monirul Alam
Dhaka, February 2011. International Mother Language day is observance at central Shaheed Miner. Photo:Monirul Alam

 

Dhaka, February 2011. International Mother Language day is observance at central Shaheed Miner. Photo:Monirul Alam

International Crimes Tribunal / Bangladesh

Dhaka, February 2011.Delwar Hossain Sayedee sites in the prison van, a top Jamaat-e-Islami leader, was taken to the tribunal at old High Court building Dhaka. The International Crimes Tribunal has ordered the authorities to produce major war crimes suspect Delwar Hossain Sayedee before it again on Mar 15. The tribunal also arrested four other top Jamaat leaders — party chief Matiur Rahman Nizami, secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, Muhammad Kamaruzzaman and Abdul Quader Molla – on charges of war crimes during the Liberation War in 1971. Photo: Monirul Alam

Openig Ceremony World Cup Cricket 2011 | Bangladesh

“On behalf of the people of Bangladesh, I welcome the World Cup to Bangladesh,” said the Prime Minister. “Many thanks to the ICC [International Cricket Council] and the BCB [Bangladesh Cricket Board] for working so hard to make this possible. Cricket lovers and fellow citizens, thank you all for your help, cooperation and understanding,”

   -Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,Bangladesh

Dhaka, February 2011. A young cricket fan talked with her mobile phone during the inaugural ceremony of the cricket World Cup at out side of the Bangabandhu Stadium. The Cricket tournament, made up of fourteen nations, lasts seven weeks. Photo: Monirul Alam

 

Dhaka, February 2011. Thousand of cricket fans queued up and celebrate during the inaugural ceremony of the cricket World Cup at out side of the Bangabandhu Stadium. The Cricket tournament, made up of fourteen nations, lasts seven weeks. Photo:Monirul Alam

 

Dhaka, February 2011. Colorful fireworks light up the Dhaka sky during the inaugural ceremony of the cricket World Cup at Bangabandhu Stadium. The Cricket tournament, made up of fourteen nations, lasts seven weeks. Photo: Monirul Alam

According to the DS News paper, the Bangabandhu National Stadium, however, an explosive festival of colour, music, dance and unceasing noise signaled the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 which will be jointly held in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. Amidst flashing strobe lights, fluttery LED kites and a thousand irresistible cheers both in and out of the stadium, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 officially open, thereby checking another box in a long list of achievements for a young nation.