DU to observe Nazrul’s death anniversary tomorrow

26 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka University (DU) has drawn up programmes to observe the 43rd death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam tomorrow, reports BSS.

The programmes will begin with Qurankhwani after Fajr prayers at the university’s central mosque, said a DU press release on Sunday.

DU teachers, students, officers and employees will assemble at “Aparajeyo Bangla” in front of Kala Bhaban at 7:00 am on the day.

They will take out a procession at 7:15am from there and proceed towards the mazar of the poet adjacent to the university’s central mosque.

DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman will lead the procession to place wreath at the grave of the poet.

A dua mahfil will also be held seeking eternal peace of the rebel poet.

Later, a discussion will be held on the mazar premises with Prof Akhtaruzzaman in the chair. Bangla Department Chairman Professor Bismadeb Chowdhury will conduct the discussion.

Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh was born 24 May 1899 in the village of Churulia, Asansol Sadar, Paschim Bardhaman district of the Bengal Presidency (now in West Bengal, India).

He produced a large body of poetry and music with themes that included religious devotion and rebellion against oppression and was awarded an Honorary D Litt by the University of Dhaka in 1974, Ekushey Padak in 1976, Jagattarini Gold Medal in 1945 – the highest honour for work in Bengali literature by the University of Calcutta – and the Padma Bhushan in 1960.

Nazrul was buried beside a mosque on Dhaka University campus as per his wish.