Dhaka, May 25 : The 120th birth anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being celebrated in the country on Saturday in a befitting manner.
Born on 25 May, 1899 at Churulia village in Burdwan district of West Bengal in India, Nazrul through his fiery poems had inspired people to fight against injustice and repression of the colonial rule.
The government and different socio-cultural and political organisations have taken elaborate programmes to observe the day.
This year’s theme of the birth anniversary is “Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh in Nazrul’s Conscience.”
The birth anniversary of the poet are also being celebrated at Trishal in Mymensingh, Daulatpur in Cumilla and Chattogram with due respect by local administration.
Different educational institutions across the country as well as all the Bangladeshi embassies abroad will also observe the day.
The Nazrul Institute and Shilpakala Academy will also organize programmes marking the day.
The Cultural Affairs Ministry and different organisations paid tributes to the poet placing wreaths at his grave beside the Central Mosque of Dhaka University in the morning.
Newspapers have published special supplements while Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar are broadcasting various programmes on the occasion.