37th death anniversary of poet Nazrul Islam observedBangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka
The 37th death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam was observed on Tuesday with due respect.
Different socio-cultural and political organisations observed various programmes to mark the day and recalled his contributions to Bangla literature.
They placed floral wreaths at the poet’s mazar near Dhaka University central mosque and offered prayers there.
Members of the poet’s family led by his grand daughter Khilkhil Kazi placed floral wreaths at the mazar in the morning and offered prayers.
Students, teachers and staffs led by vice-chancellor of Dhaka University AAMS Arefin Siddique placed floral wreaths at the grave of the national poet to pay respect to him.
Later, a discussion was held on the mazar premises of the poet, pro-vice-chancellor (administration) of Dhaka University Sahid Aktar Husain, treasurer Md Kamal Uddin, DU Teachers Association president Farid Uddin Ahmed and general secretary Mamun Ahmed, among others, addressed the discussion with DU vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique in the chair.
The discussion meeting was followed by a rendering of Nazrul songs by teachers and students of DU music department and eminent Nazrul song exponents.
Leaders of the Bangladesh Awami League placed wreath at the grave of the national poet on behalf of the party. They also offered fateha there.
Cultural affairs minister Abul Kalam Azad, foreign minister Dipu Moni, post and telecommunications minister Sahara Khatun, were present on the occasion.
A delegation of Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote offered wreath under the leadership of Tarana Halim, MP.
Besides, Dhaka City unit of the Awami League, Jubo League and Sechchhasebak League placed wreath at the grave of the poet.
Other organisation which placed wreaths at the poet’s mazar included Mahila Awami League, Jatiya Ganatantrik League, Nari Mukti Andalan, Bangabandhu Parishad, Bangla Academy, Nazrul Academy and Bulbul Lalitakala Academy.
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