National poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's birth anniversary was observed by Nazrul Parishad of Bogra at a day long event at Shaheed Titu Millayanatan on Friday.
The event was inaugurated by the secretary of Sammilito Sangskritik Jote, Bogra, ABM Ziaul Haque and Advocate Khodaboux Talukdar, among others.
Vice-president of the parishad Asad Hossain, organising secretary Ahmed Kabir and publicity secretary of the parishad H. Alim, among others were also present at the event.
A competition of Nazrul songs followed, presided over by the president of the parishad Advocate Montejar Rahman and its secretary Hakim MA Majid Mia.
A painting competition and recitation was also held.
Administrator of district parishad Dr. Mokbul Hossain, spoke as chief guest. The special guests were Additional Superintendent of Police Abdul Warish and noted music director Shawkat Hayat Khan and president of SSJ Bogra district Monowarul Islam, among others.
The discussants focused on the glorious lives and works of people of the subcontinent. They urged everyone to seek enlightenment through Nazrul's writings and build communal harmony in the country.
The guests handed over prizes to the winners of the competition after which Nazrul songs were presented.