Death anniversary of poet Heyat Mamud on Feb 18

RANGPUR Day long programmes have been taken to observe the death anniversary of the spiritual poet of the Middle Ages Heyat Mamud at

his birthplace village Jharbishla in Pirganj upazila of the district on February 18 .

The district administration finalized the programmes in a preparatory meeting held at conference room of the Deputy Commissioner this afternoon with Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan in the chair.

Deputy Director (Local Government) of Rangpur Syed Farhad Hossain, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Shukria Pervin, Senior District Information Officer Md. Humayun Kobir, Assistant Director of Islamic

Foundation for Rangpur Shamsul Haque and Principal of Jharbishla Hayatul Ulum

Alim Madrasa Abdus Salek Sarker addressed.

The programmes include 'Qur'an Khwani, 'Mazar Ziarat', milad 'Waz'

mahfil, mahfil, recitation of Hamd and Naats and poems, essay competition for

students and discussion meetings

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP is likely to

attend the anniversary programmes as the chief guest.

Former Head of the Department of Bengali of Rangpur Government Begum Rokeya

College Professor Mohammad Shah Alam will present keynote speech on

Spiritual Thoughts of Kobi Heyat Mamud .

Talking to BSS this evening, Professor Alam said famous spiritual poet Kobi

Heyat Mamud contributed a lot to the Bengali literature of that time and

humanism in the sub continent.

The ideas expressed by the great poet through his unparalleled literary

works some 350 years ago helped to develop the modern Bengali literature by

bridging the literature of ancient times with modern literature, Alam added.

The famous literary works of Heyat Mamud include 'Jongonama or Moharram

Porbo', 'Sorboved Bani', 'Hitgyan Bani' and 'Ambia Bani', he said, adding

that these literary works still bear the testimony important values for the

present and future of the civilized humanity.

The death anniversary of Kobi Heyat Mamud is being officially observed

since 2004 on the day as hundreds of his followers assemble at Jharbishla

village which also coincides celebration of 'Urs Mubarak' for centuries.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)