RANGPUR, Aug 28, 2018 (BSS) – Literary and cultural personalities at a
special function have stressed on following the ideal of National Poet Kazi
Nazrul Islam to establish a secular society based on universal humanism,
justice and equity.
They made the observation at the function organised by Rangpur Sahitya-
Sangskriti Parishad (RSSP) last night at Shilpakala Academy in observance of
the 42nd death anniversary of the national poet.
The RSSP chalked out programmes like recitation of Nazrul poems, self-
composed poems dedicated to Nazrul, rendering Nazrul songs and discussion on
his life and works to pay due respect to him.
Founding president of RSSP Professor Muhammad Alim Uddin attended the
function as chief guest with its incumbent President Aftab Hossain in the
Convener Neel Ratan Sarker of the 42nd death anniversary of Nazrul
discussed on preparation of the function while General Secretary of RSSP
Sunil Sarker delivered welcome speech.
Noted educationists including former head of the Department of Bengali of
Begum Rokeya Government College Professor Md Shah Alam and Professor Reazul
Islam addressed as keynote discussants.
Literary and cultural personalities Professor Maloy Kishore Bhattacharya,
Dr Mofizul Islam Mantu and Additional Superintendent of Police (Addl.SP)
Saifur Rahman Saif discussed on the life and works of Nazrul.
Members of RSSP Neelima Akhter, Puspojeet Roy and Anika Jahan rendered
Nazrul’s songs, Kajol Roy and Nishat Nigar Karobi recited Nazrul’s poems
while Habibur Rahman, Swattik Shah Al Maruf, Abul Khayer, Tayebur Rahman,
Mamtazur Rahman recited self-composed poems dedicated to the rebel poet.
The speakers said Nazrul was the greatest source of inspiration War of
Liberation in freeing the nation from deprivation, exploitation, injustice
and communalism to attain independence from the Pakistani occupation forces.
Professor Shah Alam put importance on evaluating ideal of Nazrul and more
inclusion of his literary works in academic curriculums at all levels to
spread his thoughts, philosophy and doctrine among the young generations.
Professor Reazul Islam called for conducting more research on the
unparalleled literary and cultural works, human philosophy and ideal of the
rebel poet so that the young generations could know more about the rebel
Professor Muhammad Alim Uddin suggested for following the ideal and
philosophy of the rebel poet to establish an equity-based society free from
injustice, exploitation and communalism for welfare of the humankind.