Nazrul's death anniversary observed | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 28, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 28, 2007

Nazrul's death anniversary observed


Family members place wreaths at the mazar of poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on the Dhaka University campus yesterday.Photo: STAR

The 31st anniversary of death of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, popularly known as "rebel poet", was observed across the country yesterday with due respect.
The day's programmes began with placing wreaths by the relatives of the poet at his mazar in the morning. They also offered prayers at the mazar.
Later, various socio-cultural organisations including Nazrul Institute, Bangla Academy, Kabi Nazrul University, Shishu Academy, Shilpakala Academy and individuals placed wreaths at the grave of the poet.
The daylong programmes also included milad mahfil and discussions on his life and works.
Teachers and employees of Dhaka University led by acting Vice Chancellor AFM Yusuf Haider placed wreath at the mazar of the poet in the early morning.
A memorial meeting was also held at the mazar with Yusuf Haider in the chair. A cultural programme was also held where noted Nazrul artists rendered Nazrul songs.
Besides, Bangla Academy organised discussions, recitation and cultural function on the occasion at its seminar room in the evening.
Shilpakala Academy also organised a discussion and musical programme at Jatiya Natyashala auditorium.
Nazrul Institute has chalked out a three-day programme in observance of the day that ended yesterday.

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