Nazrul’s 119th birth anniversary today


The 119th birth anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be celebrated in the country on Friday in a befitting manner.

Born on 25 May, 1899 at Churulia village in Burdwan district of West Bengal in India, Nazrul through his fiery poems had inspired people to fight against injustice and repression of the colonial rule.

The government and different socio-cultural and political organisations have taken elaborate programmes to observe the day, according to UNB.

The birth anniversary of the poet will also be celebrated at Trishal in Mymensingh, Daulatpur in Cumilla and Chattogram with due respect by the local administrations.

Different educational institutions across the country as well as all the Bangladeshi embassies abroad will also observe the day.

President Abdul Hamid will inaugurate a two-day national programme on the occasion in Trishal at 3:00pm.

The cultural affairs ministry and its associate organisations will pay tributes to the poet placing wreaths at his grave by the Central Mosque of Dhaka University.

Besides, Dhaka University is organising a daylong programme to celebrate the 119th birth anniversary of the national poet.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy will arrange a discussion and cultural programme at 11:00am.

Nazrul Institute will arrange a cultural programme on 27 May on its premises.

Newspapers will publish special supplements and Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar will broadcast various programmes on the occasion.

Meanwhile, president Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the eve of the day, praying for eternal peace of the poet's departed soul.