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The Daily star Editorial : 14-04-16 (word meaning & Synonym)

The Daily star Editorial : Shubho Naboborsho (14-04-16)


Shubho Naboborsho

Let’s celebrate our unity and uniqueness

The first day of the Bangla calendar is an occasion of festivity imbued with the spirit of unity among diversity. This is also a time to celebrate our pastoral traditions where lies all the hallmarks of our distinctive identity as a nation.

The universal appeal of Pahela Baishakh unites all the citizens of Bangladesh across class, race and religion. Along with Bangalis, innumerous indigenous communities of the country celebrate this occasion with their distinct colour and verve. It is also a recognition of tolerance of others and difference of opinion that is embedded in our culture. Unfortunately, there is a vested group who are trying to subvert the secular spirit of the festival. We have seen their heinous attempts to foil the occasion. But Bangladeshi people have bravely encountered these odds and celebrate the day with renewed vigour. On this happy day, we mark a fresh start leaving behind all that is negative and revitalise ourselves with positivity and optimism.

As a nation we are yet to overcome the impediments that confront us such as the political divide, poverty, discrimination againstwomen, religious extremism and climate change. Pahela Baishakh inspires us to come together, cutting across our differences, prejudices and parochial interests. Let’s reclaim our hold on our peaceful tradition and celebrate the strength of Bangladesh.

Uniqueness:স্বতন্ত্রতা(Distinctiveness, uncommonness)
Festivity:উত্সব (Gala, feast day)
Imbue:অনুপ্রাণিত করা, সিক্ত করা (Encourage, Wet, Soak)
Pastoral:গ্রাম্য জীবন ও দৃশ্য
Hallmark:ছাপ দেত্তয়া, নির্দশক চিহ্ন
Race:জাতি, বর্ণ (Caste)
Indigenous:দেশজ, সহজাত (Inborn)
Verve:সাহিত্যপ্রতিভা, কর্মপ্রেরণা, উদ্দীপনা (Artistic energy and enthusiasm)
Embed: স্থাপন করা, বসান
Subvert:পরাভূত করা, ধ্বংস করা (Demolish, Destroy)
Heinous:জঘন্য (Damn)
Foil: ব্যর্থ করা, নিষ্ফল করা (Defeat, sterilize)
Encounter: লড়াই করা, বাধা দেওয়া (prevent)
Odds:মতভেদ, সম্ভাবনা
Vigour:প্রাণশক্তি, তেজ, উৎসাহ (keenness)
Revitalise:পুনরুজ্জীবিত করা, নবশক্তি সঞ্চার করা (Refresh)
Impediment:অন্তরায়, বাধা (Obstacle, Barrier, Hindrance)
Parochial:সংকীর্ণ(Narrow, Confined)

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