Bangladesh's Nat'l Poel Nazrul's birth anniversity Thursday

Bangladesh’s Nat’l Poel Nazrul’s birth anniversity Thursday


Dhaka, May 23 -The 118th birth anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be observed on Thursday.
The government and various socio-cultural and political organisations have taken elaborate programmes to observe the day.
This year the central programme of Nazrul’s birth anniversary will be held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital at 3:30 pm.President Abdul Hamid is scheduled to attend the inaugural session as the chief guest. The inaugural ceremony will be chaired by Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor while Nazrul Institute trustee board president Professor Rafiqul Islam and the poet’s granddaughter Khilkhil Kazi will attend as the special guests.
This year the theme for the occasion has been styled as “Anti-colonialism and Anti-imperialism Soldier Nazrul”. Professor Soumitra Shekhar will deliver the memorial lecture on the theme at the inaugural session to be followed by a colourful cultural event.
The Cultural Affairs Ministry and its associate organisations will pay tributes to the poet placing wreaths at his grave beside the central mosque of Dhaka University.
Nazrul Institute and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy are also scheduled to hold discussions and cultural programmes on the day.
The birth anniversary of the poet will also be celebrated at Trishal in Maymensing, Daulotpur in Comilla and in Chittagong with due respect by the local administrations.
Nazrul Institute will organise an exhibition on the day showcasing his books, memorial posters and souvenirs.
Different educational institutions across the country as well as all the Bangladeshi embassies abroad will also observe the day.
Newspapers will publish special supplements and Bangladesh television and Bangladesh Betar will broadcast various programmes on this occasion. – UNB


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