Different political parties, socio-cultural, and professional bodies have chalked out elaborate programs to observe the day
The 44th death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be observed in the country on Thursday in a befitting manner.
On August 27 (12 Bhadra of Bangla calendar year) in 1976, the poet breathed his last at the then PG Hospital, now Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU), in Dhaka.
The poet was buried with state honour beside the Dhaka University central mosque.
Different political parties, socio-cultural, and professional bodies have chalked out elaborate programs to observe the day.
Marking the day, the ruling Awami League will observe the day with various programs. The party will place a wreath at the poet’s grave and offer a fateha and doa at 9am Thursday.
Awami League central leaders as well as presidents and secretaries of Dhaka city south and north units and its associate bodies will join the program, maintaining social distancing.
Led by Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Aktaruzzaman, teachers, students, officers and employees of the university will place a wreath at the grave of poet with a procession at 7:15am Thursday on the campus and offer fateha there.
Later, a virtual discussion will be held at the Professor Abdul Matin Chowdhury Virtual Classroom at 10:30am on the day with DU VC in the chair. National Professor Dr Md Rafiqul Islam will address the discussion.
Besides, Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television, and other private television channels and radio stations will air special programmes, while the national dailies will publish special supplements.
Kazi Nazrul was a poet, lyricist, musician and philosopher.
The nation got inspiration from Nazrul’s poems and songs during the great Liberation War in 1971 and all other democratic movements and struggles.
Nazrul wrote nearly 3,000 songs and composed many of them which are known as Nazrul-Geeti or Nazrul Sangeet.
After the independence of Bangladesh, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman brought poet Nazrul Islam to Dhaka from Kolkata along with his family and made arrangements for living with state honour.
Bangabandhu also provided a residence for the family of the poet in the city’s Dhanmondi.