The 123rd birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being celebrated across the country today.
Born on 25 May, 1899 in Churulia village of Burdwan district of West Bengal, India, Nazrul, through his fiery poems had inspired people to fight against injustice, and repressions of the colonial rule.
A poet, journalist, lyricist, composer, playwright and novelist, Kazi Nazrul is one of the most celebrated cultural icons of the nation.
To mark the day, a three-day programme is organising jointly by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Mymensingh district administration in Trishal, Mymensingh. The programme includes discussion, Nazrul speech and cultural function.
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) in Trishal has also taken elaborate programmes to celebrate the occasion.
State Minister for Social Welfare valiant freedom fighter Md. Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru will present as the chief guest around 3pm in the opening session of the programme while State Minister for Housing and Public Works
Sharif Ahmed will present as the chief guest on May 27, the second day of the celebration.
Besides, State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid will present as the chief guest in the concluding day of the three-day programmes.