Nazrul’s birth anniversary celebrated in Manikganj


The 124th birth anniversary of National Poet

Kazi Nazru l Islam celebrated at Teota, the birth place of his wife Promila

Islam as part of National programme with due enthusiasm and befitting manner

under the auspices of local district administration with the assistance of

Ministry of Cultural Affairs on May 25.

The programmes of the day began with the placing of floral wreaths on the

portraits of Poet Nazrul and his wife Promila Nazrul at 9 am.

A daylong Nazrul Mela was held at Teota and a discussion in front of

'Kacharibari' staged with the participation of local school and college

students, teachers, cultural organizations including Nazrul devotees.

Prominent Nazrul Researcher and Additional Secretary of the government Zakir

Hossain was present at the function as main speaker. Manikganj Zilla Parishad

Chairman Freedom Fighter Advocate Golam Mohiuddin, Public Prosecutor (PP)

Freedom Fighter Advocate Abdus Salam, former District education Officer also

Nazrul- Promila Parishad Central Committee General Secretary Md Abdul Monnaf

Khan, its Manikganj district President Mozammel Hossain Babor, Professor Abul

Islam Shikdar, 'Promila-Nazrul Cultural Organisation' founder General

Secretary Saiful Islam Khan and 'Nazrul-Promila Institute of Shibalaya

founder president Babul Akter Monjur, among others,spoke on the occasion.

Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Abdul Latif presided over the function, While

Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Shibalaya Md Zahidur Rahman delivered the

welcome address.

The speakers demanded to establish a University named 'Nazrul-Promila

University', at Teota in Shibalaya upazila of Manikganj district, the road

that runs from Aricha to Jafarganj named 'Nazrul-Promila Road' and

preservation of the maternal home of Promila Islam.

The function included the competition on recitation from Nazrul poems,

painting, Nazrul songs and dancing.

The programmes of the day ended with an attractive cultural function in the


The birth anniversary of Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam has been observed nationally

with the government allocated budget at Teota under the joint auspices of the

Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Manikganj district administration since


Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha