The 120th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be celebrated today across the country in a befitting manner, reports BSS.
An elaborate programme has been taken at the national level to mark the day. Different organizations and cultural bodies in the capital and in districts will also celebrate the day amid various functions.Main programme will be arranged at Trishal in Mymensingh, where the poet had a lot of memoires.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni will attend the function as the chief guest at 3pm with State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid in the chair.
Visva-Bharati University Vice-Chancellor Professor Bidyut Chakrabarty will attend the function as the special guest.
This year’s theme of the anniversary has been set as “Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh in Nazrul’s Conscience”.
Besides, the birth anniversary of the national poet will be celebrated in the poet’s memorable place in Doulatpur in Cumilla, Tewta in Manikganj and Karpasdanga in Chuadanga and Chattogram.
In capital Dhaka, the celebration will begin with placing of wreaths by the people of all strata at the poet’s grave beside the Dhaka University central mosque in the morning.