This conference is an initiative by the Nazrul Institute, with the support of the district administration of Patuakhali
A three-day National Nazrul Conference was inaugurated at Patuakhali yesterday by Bangla Academy Director General Habibullah Shirajee at the DC Moncho.
Following the inauguration, there was a discussion on the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s legacy. The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md Matiul Islam Chowdhury presided over the discussion. The chief guest at the discussion was Barisal Divisional Commissioner Ram Chandra Das. The other discussants were Nazrul Institute’s Executive Director Md Abdur Razzaque Bhuiya, Secretary Mahbub Alam, Patuakhali Government College Vice-principal Professor Muhammad Shah Alamgir and Additional Police Super Jashim Uddin.
The conference began with the singing of the national anthem. Before the anthem, a parade started from Shishu Academy, as part of the conference activity, and travelled through the main streets of the town, to eventually end at the DC Moncho.
DC Md Matiul Islam Chowdhury said in his speech: “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced that Bangladesh, alongside being developed, will also be a nation of festivals. As part of that initiative we organized this conference in the Patuakhali district.”
The three-day conference will contain poetry recitations by poets, such as, Zahid Haider, Matin and other local poets. Songs will be presented by Fatema Tuz Zohra, Salauddin Ahmed, Yakub Ali Khan, Bijon Chandra Mistry, Robbomi Ajnabee, Shahid Kabir Palash, Rahatara Geeti, Umme Asfia Rahman, Mita Chakrabarty and other local artistes, with a dance performance by Sohel Rahman and his troupe
Every day at the conference, from 4pm, there will be a series of presentations on the life of the national poet, titled “Nazrul Jibon Porikroma.”
A book air will be held in the adjoined field of DC Moncho from 4pm to 10pm.
This conference is an initiative by the Nazrul Institute, with the support of the district administration of Patuakhali.
The events of the conference are being held in a festive spirit.