Kabir Chy accorded reception
National Professor Kabir Chowdhury has enlightened many with his works, said speakers at a reception accorded to the littérateur yesterday.
Prof Kabir has been a prominent figure in the arena of culture and literature for long, an icon, a freethinker and a fearless fighter against fundamentalism and communalism, they added.
Amra Surjomukhi, a cultural organisation, arranged the programme at the National Museum auditorium in the city on the occasion of its 34th founding anniversary.
Former vice chancellor of Jahangirnagar University Prof Zillur Rahman Siddiqui presented a citation to Kabir Chowdhury on the occasion.
Prof Siddiqui said the nation is grateful to Kabir Chowdhury for his role during the crisis.
Editor of the daily Ittefaq and writer Rahat Khan, educationalist Prof Borhan Uddin Khan Jahangir and Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique spoke at the programme with Prof Mustafa Nurul Islam in the chair.