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The meaning of 21 (একুশ মানে) !

21 Means
What is the meaning of 21? Some lines are in hand through writing. Selected lines have been published.

২১ মানে আসলে কি? লিখতে-লিখতে বেশ কটা লাইন হয়ে গেলো। নির্বাচিত অংশ প্রকাশ করা হলো।

একুশ মানে
মীর মাহাফুজ আলম

২১ মানে তোমার আগে আমি,
২১ মানে তোমার চেয়ে দামী।
২১ মানে স্বপ্ন পূরণ হওয়া,
২১ মানে তোমার আমার চাওয়া।

২১ মানে আকাশ ভরা আলো,
২১ মানে সব গুলোই তার ভালো।
২১ মানে বুকে কাটা দেওয়া,
২১ মানে ধৈর্য্য ধরে সওয়া।

২১ মানে ষড়যন্ত্রের পরাজয়,
২১ মানে ধৈর্যের জয় হয়।
২১ মানে কান্নার পরে হাসি,
২১ মানে ভয় না পাওয়া ফাঁসি।

২১ মানে পরাজিত ডরপুক,
২১ মানে বুকের ভেতর অনেক খানি সুখ।
২১ মানে স্রোতের বিরুদ্ধে চলা,
২১ মানে না বলা কথা বলা।

২১ মানে একলা পথে চলা,
২১ মানে ঝুড়ি পূর্ণ তলা।
২১ মানে ঝড়ের ভেতর আমি,
২১ মানে নতুন সূর্যের হাত ছানি খুব দামী।

২১ মানে না পড়া কবিতা,
২১ মানে ছবির বিলবোর্ড-কবিতা।
২১ মানে ভাষার জিতে যাওয়া,
২১ মানে না চাইতেই ফিরে পাওয়া।

২১ মানে মাঠের পরে দুর,
২১ মানে গান গাওয়া প্রিয় সুর।
২১ মানে ধর্ম-বর্ণ ঠিক পাশাপাশি,
২১ মানে কারও বিষের বাশি।

২১ মানে মানবতার গান গাওয়া,
২১ মানে নিজের দাবী সবটুকু পূরণ হওয়া।
২১ মানে বটতলার প্রিয় উদাস বাউল নিখাদ,
২১ মানে দেওয়ালে-দেওয়ালে অক্ষরে প্রতিবাদ।

২১ মানে ঐ ডাক ঘুর-ঘুর,
২১ মানে প্রমাণ ভুর-ভুর।
২১ মানে জেলে যেমন যাওয়া,
২১ মানে জেল থেকে ফিরে পাওয়া।

২১ মানে প্রাপ্তি সীমাহীন,
২১ মানে রাত নয়, দিন-প্রতিদিন।
২১ মানে হৈ-হৈ সব ডাক।
২১ মানে প্রতিক্ষাতেই থাক।

২১ মানে দিন বদলের স্বপ্ন,
২১ মানে ঠিক করে নেওয়া যত্ন।
২১ মানে সম্ভাবনা সীমাহীন,
২১ মানে বদলে যাওয়া দিন।
২১ মানে ঠিকই বদলে যাওয়া দিন।

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3. The meaning of democracy (গণতন্ত্র মানে)!
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The flatterer or groveller (মো-সাহেব)!

The flatterer or groveller
These are also fictitious characters (flatterer or groveller). This would be merely co-incidence if this matches with anyone. These characters were as available in the past,  as at present even more. These are seen everywhere of our real life, on the screen of television, on the picture of newspaper daily. This is not hard to identify them. This is also not hard to recognize them. They can grasp us at once. This is very big necessity to recognize them at right time-at least before doing damage.

এটিও একটি কাল্পনিক চরিত্র। কার সাথে মিলে গেলে তা নিতান্তই কাকতালীয়। এই চরিত্র গুলো আগে যেমন ছিলো, তেমনি বর্তমানে আছে আরও বেশি। বাস্তবিক জীবনে সর্বত্র দেখা যায়, টিভির পর্দায়, পত্রিকার ছবিতে রোজই দেখতে পাওয়া যায়। ধরতে পারা কঠিন নয়। চিনতে পারাও কঠিন নয়। এরা আপনাকে আমাকে গ্রাস করতে পারে নিমিশেই। সময় মতো চিনতে পারা বড়ই প্রয়োজন। অন্তত ক্ষতি করতে পারার আগেই।

মো-সাহেব
মীর মাহাফুজ আলম

বলো তো, রবি দাস, ভোটে আমি জিতছি?
জিততে চাই আমি, হার নয়, ওহ! ছি!!
-হ্যা, বাবু, বিলক্ষণ, জিতবেন সত্যি,
-সাথে পাবেন মান, ডাক, আরও বেশি ভক্তি!

দেখেছো কি, ও পাড়ার, ব্যানার্জী শংকার,
কত তার, কত চ্যালা, হাতি-ঘোড়া হুংকার!
-হুংকার সার তার, জিতবেন আপনি,
-ও ব্যাটা, যত দেখুক, গাড়ি-ঘোড়া স্বপ্নি!

আচ্ছা, এই বার, বলো, ক্ষেত-পালার কি খবর?
-সব কিছুই বেশ ভালো আছে, ভালো আছে জব্বর!

শুনলাম, ক্ষেত নাকি, পোকাতেই নষ্ট,
-না, বাবুু, এতে আর, এতে কি এমন ভ্রষ্ট!
-ফুলে-ফুলে ছেয়ে গেছে আপনার ক্ষেত,
-পাহাড়ায় আছে মালি, হাতে নিয়ে বেত!

আচ্ছা, ও পাড়ার, রুপন্তীকে দেখেছো?
কত তার রুপ, আর সুর তোলে কন্ঠে,
ঠাঁট দেখে মনে হয়, নন্টে হীন ফন্টে!
-হ্যা, দাদা, বৌদি তো ওর কাছে কিছু নয়,
-এ রকম বৌ পেলে জীবনে সব সয়!

ও পাড়ার পুব কোণে, জংলা যে জমিটা,
রোজ ভাবি ওটা নেবো, সাথে বিল খনিটা।
-হ্যা, বাবু, ওটা হলো, এ পাড়ার সেরা,
-লাগে দিই হুংকার, জোর করে বেড়া;
-না, দিয়ে যাবে কই, ওই, শালা, ভৌমিক;
-আমাদের কি নেই, লাঠিয়াল সৈনিক!

আচ্ছা, রবিদাস, ভাবছি,
দূর দেশে গিয়ে আমি স্যাম্পেন খাচ্ছি!
-খাবেন তো আলবৎ স্যাম্পেন সুধা,
-লাগলে সাথে নেবেন জগু বাবু আর মৃধা!

আচ্ছা, রবি দাস, ভাবছি,
এত-এত খাঁব কেনো, বসে আমি দেখছি!

-এই বার, রবি দাসের, মুখে কোন কথা নেই,
-পিটি-পিটি চোখে তার, ভয় আছে, ভাষা নেই!
-বাবু, বুঝি, বুঝে গেলেন, সবগুলিই ভুল,
-ভুলে-দুলে, গুনতে হবে-এই সবের মাসুল!

 

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2. The meaning of independence (স্বাধীনতা মানে)!
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3. The meaning of democracy (গণতন্ত্র মানে)!
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4. The meaning of 21 (একুশ মানে) !
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5. The flatterer or groveller (মো-সাহেব)!
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The Annual Report of 2018!

The Annual Report of 2018!
The Annual Report of 2018 will be published soon. We were  not able to publish this in due time as the domain of wordpress was unavailable in Bangladesh for last couple of months.

 

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The Grandfather!

দাদু
মীর মাহাফুজ আলম

ষাট পেরিয়ে এখন আমি আশি,
দুষ্টু মেয়ের কথায় আমি বাসি।
ঝাকরা মাথা চুল হারিয়ে বুনো,
তোমার মতই মেয়ের দাদা শুনো।

বয়স হলো কচু পাতার জল,
এই শূন্য, এই পাবেনা তল।
দুষ্টু মেয়ে বক্র কেন হাসো,
দাদার মতই না হয় ভালোবাসো।

তোমার দিদা হয়নি যখন ছবি,
ভাবে যখন উঠতি আমি রবি।
ভেঙচি দিত তোমার মতই এমন,
রকমারী আর কত কি কেমন!

আজ বহদিন হারিয়েছে সে কোথা,
বুকের ভেতর অনেক খানি ব্যাথা।
হাসো দাদু, হাসো অবহেলে,
দু;খ, জ্বরা সব কিছু ভুলে!

The Gradfather or Dadu

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Wishing Bengali New Year greetings to all the people of all languages of all the nations of all the countries.

বোশেখ
মীর মাহাফুজ আলম

সৃষ্টি ছাড়া সর্বনাশা
ঐ খেয়ালী ধেয়ে যায়,
মেঘ গুর-গুর হাওয়া চুর-চুর
বোশেখ এলো, এলো ভাই।

দিন ফুরোলো, রাত ফুরোলো
আর ফুরোলো মাস,
নতুন বছর এসেই গেলো
সাজো নতুন সাজ।

সকল দেশের এবং সকল জাতীর সব ভাষা-ভাষী মানুষকে বাংলা নববর্ষের শুভেচ্ছা। শুভ নববর্ষ ১৪২৫।

Wishing Bengali New Year greetings to all the people of all languages of all the nations of all the countries.
Suvo Nobo Borso-Bosekh

The annual report of 2017!

Another year left to give the space for a new year-2018. Again new opportunities knock at our door steps. Never again we expect the bad memories of the past years. Again and again, we expect good news for our beloved country. Even we expect more happiness and peace for the rest of the world. The good memories impact on our lives same as the bad one does. Murder, extra judicial killing, undemocratic environment, the rise of fundamentalism or so called fundamentalism, or set-up violence and situation surrounding impact on the lives of everyone. Disappearance is another social or political evil that restricts our footsteps. Overall, all the unfavourable environment disfavours writing or creativity. Being a part of the society, we can’t ignore all of these. But even with the presence of all, we want to hope, we want to keep faith on the situation creators for good judgement or better judgement. Or even the country demands best judgement right now and right today to drive the nation ahead and ahead.

Here we want to flash back to the year, 2017 like all the years of the past since our starting. We would like to give a scenario of our visitors for the last year. In part of this effort, we continue providing the statistics of top country views of mahfujalam.wordpress.com for the year of 2017 to give the visitors of the site an impression of reaching our effort to every corner of the world like earlier years. Most interestingly, most of our visitors came from United States of America (5600+), India (2100+), United Kingdom (530+), Canada (350+), Malaysia (340+), Germany (250+), Australia (2401+), Saudi Arabia (210), France (160+), United Arab Emirates (150), Singapore (125+) along with Bangladesh (((13800+))). With our no surprise, the information or articles were continually used as reference in different sites easily accessible through Google. We feel really happy to notice such references, but still aware of unreferenced content of our site.

In 2016, We’ve got about (((32,500+))) hits compare to 23,500+ in 2016, 19,000+ in 2015, 14,000 in 2014, 8,500 in 2013 and 8,800 hits in 2012 without proper SEO and advertisement at all followed by the state ban on wordpress domain in Bangladesh for some part of the year. WE ARE FACING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES FOR WHICH WE CAN NOT UPDATE THE SITE PROPERLY LIKE BEFORE. AS A RESULT, WE ARE UNABLE TO UPDATE TEXT, COLOR, PICTURE properly which hampers regular updating and traffic for this site for a certain period of the year. People of this part of world have been using wordpress site in alternative way with restricted and limited facilities.

The Facebook page of this site (Facebook pageFrom the Heart of Bangladesh) has been started to spread its wing. This page ended with ((((105+))) likes at its childhood and now ready for more and more like! Please note that many fake ids were deleted from this ‘like’ list automatically by Facebook!  If you like, like with genuine ids!

We have covered the following in this year-
Article:
● The expact blogs-a great way of visiting other countries through the eyes of energetic persons of the world
Link: https://mahfujalam.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/the-expact-blogs-a-great-way-of-visiting-other-countries-in-the-eyes-of-energetic-persons-of-the-world/
● Fund-Hope for Millions of people of Bangladesh
Link: https://mahfujalam.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/fund-hope-for-millions-of-people-of-bangladesh/
● Fund for Bangladesh (FundForBangladesh.wordpress.com), the first funding website in Bangladesh with hundreds of funding opportunities
Link: https://mahfujalam.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/fund-for-bangladesh-fundforbangladesh-wordpress-com-the-first-funding-website-in-bangladesh-with-hundreds-of-funding-opportunites/
● Explore improved ‘Fund For Bangladesh’ with versatile categories of funding now!
Link: https://mahfujalam.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/explore-improved-fund-for-bangladesh-with-versatile-categories-of-funding-now/

Photographic Series:
The Wall Art at Dhaka University
Link: https://mahfujalam.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/the-wall-art-at-dhaka-university/

Historical:
The Baliati Jamidar bari alias the Baliati Palace, an unexplored and less known attractive place Near Dhaka, Bangladesh with aesthetic beauty of nature, remembrance of British colonial era of 19th century and royal heritage of the ancestors of Bangladesh
Link: https://mahfujalam.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/the-baliati-jamidarabari-an-unexplored-and-less-known-attractive-place-near-dhaka-bangladesh-with-aesthetic-beauty-of-nature-remembrance-of-british-colonial-era-of-19th-century-and-royal-heritage-o/
● The Lalbagh Kella alias the Lalbagh Fort-an exceptional place in old Dhaka, Bangladesh with aesthetic beauty of nature, remembrance of Mughal emperor and royal heritage of the true ancestors of Bangladesh
Link: https://mahfujalam.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/the-lalbagh-kella-alias-the-lalbagh-fort-an-exceptional-place-in-old-dhaka-bangladesh-with-aesthetic-beauty-of-nature-remembrance-of-mughal-emperor-and-royal-heritage-of-the-true-ancestors-of-bangla/

Miscellaneous:
The annual report of 2016!
Link:https://mahfujalam.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/the-annual-report-of-2016/

The site was reached to (((131))) countries in all throughout the world!

Thanks and Courtesy: WordPress.com, Google.com, Yahoo.com, Myway.com, FaceBook.com, FlagCounter.com, Clicky.com, Motivational-quotes-sayings.com/, Copyscape.com etc.

Wish everyone of the world a very hearty thanks and warm greetings from the inner part of heart, the heart of Bangladesh!

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Explore improved ‘Fund For Bangladesh’ with versatile categories of funding now!

This is really difficult to find fund. This is difficult even while you have all information in your hand. This seems like sinking in the ocean of information. Realizing the need and demand from different organizations working for rural and urban distress people, FundForBangladesh categorised all the funding information in different categories which may be of use the people working for the betterment of the society and country. So, now this can be said that FundforBangladesh is now more Improved! You can find all funding information category-wise at your reach very easily!

Please find the ‘Category‘ by the link (How to => access funding short-cut)
Link: https://fundforbangladesh.wordpress.com/how-to/access-funding-short-cut/

Even you  can find those categories from the following link directly-

Funding short cut link

A
●  Activist
●  Agriculture
●  Animal
●  Art and Culture
●  Article
●  Association
●  Award

B

●  Bangladesh
●  Bank
●  Biodiversity
● Biomass

C
●  Capital
●  Care of the Elderly
●  CBO
●  Chamber of Commerce
●  Child Labor
●  Children
●  Civil Society Organization (CSO)
●  Clean Cookstoves
●  Climate Change
●  Club
●  Coalition
●  College
●  Colorado State University
●  Community Development
●  Company
●  Competition
●  Conflict
●  Conservation
●  Consortium
●  Cooperative
●  cso
●  Cultural
●  Cybersecurity

D
●  Dalit
●  Data
●  Democracy and Good Governance
●  design
●  Disability
●  Disaster
●  Donor
●  Donor Agency

E
●  Economical
●  Education
●  Education Institute
●  Electricity
●  Embassy Fund Bangladesh 
●  Embassy Grant
●  Energy
●  Entreprenuer
●  Environment
●  Environmental Sustainability
●  Excluded Community

F
●  Faith Based Group
●  Fellowship
●  Fisheries
●  Food Security
●  Forced Labor
●  Forest
●  Forest
●  Funding

G
● Garments
● Global Development Network
● Govt
● Group

H
●  Habitat
●  Health
●  Heritage
●  HIV and AIDS
●  Hospital
●  Housing
●  Humanitarian Aid
●  Human Rights
●  Human Trafficking
●  Hybrid Organization

I
●  ICT
●  Indigenous Community
●  Individual
●  Industry
●  Infrastructure
●  INGO
●  Institutional
●  Insurance
●  International Organization
●  Investment

L
●  Land
●  Law
●  Leasing
●  Legal Aid
●  LGBT
●  Library
●  Livelihood Development
●  Livestock
●  Loan
●  Local Group Institution (LGI)

M
●  Manufacturing
●  Market Development
●  Material Support
●  Media and Development
●  Medical
●  Meeting
●  Micro-Finance
●  Minorities
●  Mobile Network Operator
●  Movie
●  Mozilla
●  Multilateral Institutions
●  Multi Nation Organization (MNO)
●  Municipality
●  Museum

N
●  Natural Resources
●  Network
●  New Ideas
●  Nuclear
●  Nutrition

O
●  Ocean
●  Orchard
●  Organic

P
●  Partnerships
●  Peace and Sustainable Security
●  People’s Alliance
●  Philanthropists
●  Photography
●  Policy Practitioners
●  Political Parties
●  Population Control
●  Poverty Alleviation
●  Private Sector
●  Prize
●  Producer
●  Profit Organization
●  Project Development Support

R
●  Religious Institutions
●  Renewable Energy
●  Research
●  Residential Support
●  Rural Development

S
●  Scale-up
●  Scholarship
●  Scientific
●  Security
●  Seed Grant
●  Sex Worker
●  Slavery
● Small Grants
●  SME
●  Social
●  Sports
●  Start-up
●  Statistics

T
●  TB
●  Technology
●  Tobacco Control
●  Tourism
●  Trade Union
●  Training
●  Transport
●  Travel Grant
●  Tree Plantation

U
●  UN
●  University
●  Urban Development

V
●  Vehicle
●  Veterinary
●  Volunteer
●  Vulnerable Adult

W
●  Waste Management
●  Water-Sanitation-Hygiene (WaSH)
●  Wildlife
●  Women and Gender
●  Workshop

Y
●  
Youth Empowerment

Z
●  
Zoo


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The Wall Art at Dhaka University

The Wall Art at Dhaka University
Photographed by: Mahfuj Alam
Photography date: 14th, April, 2017 (Pohela Boisakh)

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Fund for Bangladesh (FundForBangladesh.wordpress.com), the first funding website in Bangladesh with hundreds of funding opportunities

Bangladesh is a country of enormous opportunity for development.  With its huge number of population within a very small area of land, Bangladesh showed true commitment for development and promise for further development. Despite there were different challenges against the development, Bangladesh has progressed in different development indicators over the years. In this development, there were enormous contributions from Government and Non-Government organizations of home and abroad. By managing and feeding its huge population, Bangladesh showed true progress since its independence in 1971 from Pakistan after a bloodshed for 9 months.

From the very beginning of its journey as an independent country, Government of different developed countries and countries of Middle East stand behind Bangladesh with handful and heart full assistance. This assistance remains still and will be continued over the years, we can hope.

Bangladesh has been trying to overcome a transition period which will help to reach further development challenges. In this journey, different development partners and developed countries will play a strategic role. Different Government and Non-Government organizations of Bangladesh and other countries will play active role in this journey.

In this effort, FundForBangladesh aims to contribute through providing information related to funding, award and different development need gradually over the years. At present, this site brings up to date information of different donors of versatile categories. This site will also bring many more resources required by development organizations in near future.

The following list gives the expression of the effort of FundForBangladesh within just few months since inception.

Fund for Bangladesh (FB) is acknowledging the courtesy of the donor listed (or to be listed) below:

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B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

 W

X

Y

Z


Latest update of the List:
18th, September, 2019

The list will be gradually expanded as and when new opportunity knocks. At present this site considers funding / opportunities applicable for Bangladesh and Bangladeshi GO/NGO organizations. This is also noteworthy that most of the opportunities listed in the above list are not applicable for Bangladesh alone. Most of the opportunities are also applicable for other countries of the world. So, this site helps other counties and their development effort as well.

Cautions:
1. Please note that all advertisement of this site are given by the domain provider. They don’t have any relation with the advertiser. They are appearing automatically as a cost of the ‘free’ domain!
2. Please be aware about receiving/applying funds as they will not take any responsibility for any consequences of any stage of funding. This is merely a informative site for the fund-raiser.
3. Please do not confuse with any texts, graphics or serials used in this site as these do not have any other meaning, from any sense.
4. All the credit goes to the donors for texts of each donor calls.

Website: https://fundforbangladesh.wordpress.com/


Visit all Funding opportunities: Click to view

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Related link:
● Fund-Hope for Millions of people of Bangladesh
Link: https://mahfujalam.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/fund-hope-for-millions-of-people-of-bangladesh/
● Explore improved ‘Fund For Bangladesh’ with versatile categories of funding now!
Link:
https://mahfujalam.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/explore-improved-fund-for-bangladesh-with-versatile-categories-of-funding-now/

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What is Fund?
In responding to the above question, Google says, ‘Fund means a sum of money saved or made available for a particular purpose.’ Yes, Fund is something collected or saved by intensive die-heart effort of kind organizations or individuals or Govt of developed countries for the welfare of the countries in need. A country like Bangladesh or the people of Bangladesh like many in the developed and under developed countries, greatly, grateful to these donors. Even the fund-raiser of the developed countries raises money through small contribution of school kids or different innovative campaigns. On the other hand, money comes from developed countries also contributed by the tax payers of the developed countries. So, the money come through proper funding channel is bringing love, solidarity and responsibilities of donors worldwide.

How the fund channeled to the beneficiaries?
Most of the fund channeled to the end beneficiaries through GO (Government) or NGO (Non-Government) organizations. Very few channeled through individuals.

What to do or not to do?
In this decade, Bangladesh Govt and different development organizations are very much concerned about funding from extremist organizations which may / can be used for extremists. In the below site, we will try to find some authentic donor organizations of the world.

Warning:
Please note that we will try to extremely screening those calls beneficial for Bangladesh. But still we want to recommend that applicant (s) / applicant organization(s) use own screening with best judgment about applying and receiving fund. We will not take any responsibility for any consequences regarding fund. This (fundforbangladesh) is just an informative site, so as to say.

Resources:
We will provide some additional resources which may be useful by different N/GO organizations.

Dedication: The following site is dedicated to the persons who are dedicated with their day-night hard work and who are rarely acknowledged and became visible by others.

Website: https://fundforbangladesh.wordpress.com/
On Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/Fundforbangladesh-1430258683704596/?ref=bookmarks

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