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‘Nazrul struggled for establishing universal humanism’
Kazi Nazrul Islam

‘Nazrul struggled for establishing universal humanism’

Speakers at a discussion here have said that the lifelong struggles of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam were aimed at establishing universal humanism against injustice and communalism in the society.They termed rebel poet Nazrul as a philosopher and great source of inspiration during the War of Liberation to free the nation from deprivation, exploitation, injustice and communalism and called upon the people to follow his ideals.They were addressing the discussion organised by District Shilpakala Academy (DSA) at its auditorium in the city on Friday evening in observance of the 116th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.The DSA chalked out programmes, including recitation of Nazrul poems, self-composed poems dedicated to Nazrul, rendering Nazrul songs, dance and cultural evening to pay due respect to the great poet.With Vice-president of DSA Sirajul Islam Siraj in the chair, President of Rangpur Ladies Club and District Women Sports Association Farhana Yasmin Farid attended the discussion as the chief guest.General Secretary of DSA Tauhidur Rahman Titul, cultural personality Dr Mofizul Islam Mantu, President of Rangpur Sahittya-Sangskriti Parishad Professor Mohammad Shah Alam, its former General Secretary Anwarul Islam Raju, Director of Rangpur Community Medical College Ashraful Alam Al-Amin, General Secretary of District Sommilito Sangskritik Jyote Advocate Rothish Chandra Bhowmick, drama artist Shamima Zaman and Advisor of Bangabandhu Shishu Kishore Mela Raihan Uddin addressed as special guests.
Member of DSA and cultural personality Zinnat Hossain Lablu moderated the function participated by the literary and cultural personalities, artists of DSA, educationists, teachers, students, socio-cultural activists, civil society members and elite of the city.The speakers termed Nazrul as the greatest source of inspiration for the Bangalees in snatching away Independence from occupation forces in 1971 to free the nation from deprivation, exploitation, injustice and communalism.They called for properly evaluating the unparallel deeds and human philosophy of Nazrul and conducting more research and enhanced inclusion of his works in academic curriculum at all levels for immortalising his ideals.In her speech, the chief guest called upon the people for becoming inspired with ideals of Nazrul to work unitedly in establishing universal humanism and building a happy and prosperous Bangladesh to make independent meaningful for every citizen. –BSS, Rangpur