Sunday, August 28, 2011

Nation marking Nazrul's death anniversary

Bangladesh is observing national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's 35th death anniversary in line with the Bengali calendar.

The revolutionary poet and renowned Bengali lyricist died on Vadra 12, 1383 (August 29, 1976) at the age of 77.

Various socio-cultural and political organisations have undertaken elaborate programmes to mark the occasion on Saturday.

Bangla Academy, Shilpakala Academy and Nazrul Institute have chalked out separate programmes. Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar and private TV channels are broadcasting programmes portraying the rebel poet's life and works.

The day began with Nazrul's family placing wreaths at his grave at the Dhaka University in the morning.

The cultural affairs ministry, Jatiya Kobi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Dhaka University, Nazrul Academy, Nazrul Institute and many other organisation also placed wreaths at the poet's grave.

Dhaka University arranged a discussion to mark the day at the Nazrul Complex where Nazrul researcher Prof Rafiqul Islam lectured on the poet's life and literary work.

Full report here BDNews

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