Today marks the 129th birth anniversary of eminent researcher and multi linguist Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah. Bangla Academy has chalked out elaborate programmes to commemorate the occasion. Officials of the academy will place wreathes at Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah's grave located at Dhaka University Campus at 10am.
Professor Mahmud Shah Qureshi will deliver a speech titled “Gyansadhok Shahidullah O Taar Gobeshona” at Poet Shamsur Rahman Seminar Room of the academy at 11am. Shamsuzzaman Khan, director general of Bangla Academy will deliver the welcome address while Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman, chairman of Bangla Academy, will preside over the programme.
Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah (1885-1969) is our national pride for his glorious contributions to our national heritage, language and culture. As a celebrated philologist, Dr. Shahidullah made our national language Bangla significant and meaningful by discovering its roots and at the same time by reforming its terms and terminology. His thoughts on our national identity and educational, religious, political and social reconstruction enlighten us even today.