DHAKA, Jan 04, 2016 (BSS) - Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith today said that in true sense of term litterateur Shawkat Osman was a rebel and revolutionary.
"Shawkat Osman was vocal against all sorts of injustice in the society and created opinion against those," he told the birth centenary celebration function of Shawkat Osman at Abdul Karim Shaittabisharad auditorium at Bangla Academy here.
Bangla Academy and Shawkat Osman Birth Centenary Celebration National Committee jointly arranged the programme at Abdul Karim Shaittabisharad auditorium at Bangla Academy here.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzman Noor, MP, and Cultural Affairs Secretary Begum Aktari Momotaj attended it as special guests with President of Bangla Academy Professor Dr Anisuzzaman in the chair.
Director General of Bangla Academy Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan gave the welcome speech, while Professor Shantono Kaisar read out the memorial speech titled "Life of Shawkat Osman and World School Student".
Among others, cultural personality Ramnendu Mazumder, poet Professor Dr Abdus Samad, Sammilito Sangskritik Jote President Golam Quddus and Professor Biswajit Gosh of Dhaka University took part in the discussion.
Earlier, the cover of 'Shawkat Osman Memorial' book published by Bangla Academy was unveiled. Professor Sirajul Islam Chowdhury edited the book.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)