CHATTOGRAM, May 25, 2018 (BSS)- People from all walks of life today paid rich tributes to national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on the occasion of his 119th birth anniversary.
The poet's birth anniversary was celebrated with due respect in different areas of Chattogram. The main programme of Nazrul's birth anniversary was held in the city's Jilla Shilphokala Academy auditorium with the theme "Jatiya Gajoronay Kobi Nazrul".
In this connection a discussion meeting was held at Shilphokola Academy today. Divisional Commissioner Mohammad Abdul Mannan attended the programme as the chief gust.
Chaired by Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong Mohammad Ilias Hossain, the programme was addressed by Prof. Golam Mostafa of Bangla Department of Chattogram University as chief discussant. Later, a cultural programme was held at the same venue.
Shilpakola Academy, National Museum (CU), Shishu Academy and different socio-cultural and political organizations paid rich tributes to Nazrul.
Marking the day, teachers, students, officers and employees of the Chattogram University (CU) led by CU VC Iftaker Uddin Ahmed joined a procession on the Campus.
Different organizations of the university, including the CU teachers' association and residential halls, also placed wreaths.
Speaking on the occasion the speakers said the poet visited Chittagong in 1926, 1929 and 1932 and its picturesque hills, sea, waterfalls and natural beauties greatly influenced the works of Nazrul.
They said Nazrul was the source of inspirations in country's all national movements ranging from anti-British movement to Language Movement and Liberation War. His poetry, songs and other literary works greatly inspired the teeming millions, they added.
"Greatly appreciating his immense contributions, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared him as the National Poet of the Independent Bangladesh and brought his family to Bangladesh", they added.