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Fans say sorry to Shakib's Mother  

Posted by Rezwan in ,




In Bangladesh Facebook users are growing rapidly (1,452,760 users according to Facebook stats). And with this huge user base it is natural that social activism are being organized in Bangladesh through Facebook. I have seen many such efforts in the past - like collecting winter cloths, collecting signatures for petition etc.

After the Mirpur debacle of Bangladesh cricket the Lets Say Sorry To Our Guests Facebook group has accomplished a commendable task in sending apologies and flowers to the West Indies cricket team.

The same Facebook group has accomplished another notable task. They have gone to Magura, the hometown of Shakib, the Bangladesh captain. Stones were thrown at his house too. They presented flowers to sakib's mom and gave some letters of few fans of cricket and a formal letter.



According to a Facebook note of Foisal Masum, member of the group (translated):

We are very emotional as a nation. So sometime our outburst of emotion becomes excess. But time has changed..this is not the middle ages...this is not the era of the Mughals..when showing muscle power and supremacy were the sign of the strength of the nation.

Our education, our achievements are announcing that time has changed, this is the time to change.

At this moment, during world cup, the media of the whole world are looking at us..now if we engage ourselves in fighting, bickering etc. for the sake of letting out emotion.. (this will be public)..

Let us keep the bad incidents within the country, try to fix them, let us refine the way we express emotion..let us stay away from yellow journalism.

Image Credit: Sunny and Lalon Jamil

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4 comments

Mahmud Faisal  

Let us keep the bad incidents within the country, try to fix them, let us refine the way we express emotion..let us stay away from yellow journalism.

I second you...

Tuesday, March 08, 2011 7:18:00 AM
Anonymous  

this positve way of thinking is the right way. 

Tuesday, March 08, 2011 4:46:00 PM
Anonymous  

Rezwan, will you be posting soemthing about the 40th anniversary of the events of March 1971?

Friday, April 01, 2011 5:09:00 PM
Owen  

Sorry, forgot to leave my name on the post.

Friday, April 01, 2011 5:09:00 PM

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