Today is the 123rd anniversary of the national poet

‘Mum has a curved bamboo flute in one hand and a trumpet in the other’

Love on the one hand, rebellion on the other. In every poem, in every song, in every novel, in every story, human liberation is the word of love and the word of betrayal. Both have been inspired by the creation of the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. Besides breaking the shackles of subjugation, he also taught us to stand up against social inequality, exploitation, deprivation, prejudice and inferiority.

Today 11 senior 1429. The 123rd birth anniversary of Kazi Nazrul Islam, the poet of Bengali language and Bengali pride. This eternal rebel was born in the village of Churulia in the Burdwan district of undivided Bengal on a stormy night on 11 May 1309 BS (25 May 1899). Overcoming extreme poverty and many obstacles, he became one of the pioneers of Bengali literature. He is known as a rebellious poet for his rebellious tone in poetry. President Mohammad gave a separate message on the occasion of the birthday of the national poet. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Besides, various political, social and cultural organizations have organized various programs.

Born into a poor family, the national poet Nazrul was a tireless rebel against inequality, ugliness and injustice. Nazrul, the creator of a new era in Bengali poetry, carried the message of liberation in the subjugated British India in his poetry. Started a new era. He awakened the people of the whole subcontinent by playing ‘Agniveena’ and singing ‘Joyganer Joygan’. By writing the poem ‘Rebel’ in 1921, he shook the foundations of British rule at that time. Imprisoned for anti-British poetry. But he never bowed to the colonial rule. Repeatedly sang to mobilize for liberation from the shackles of colonial rule – Balbir, Bal Unnat Mum Shir. Shir Nehari Amari Natsir, that peak of Himadri. ‘ In the world of Bengali music, Nazrul has made a unique revolution in the field of melody and words.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman brought Kazi Nazrul Islam and his family to Bangladesh on 24 May 1972. The poet was declared a national poet by granting him citizenship of Bangladesh. When he died in 1986, the poet was buried next to the central mosque of Dhaka University. Before his death, he wrote: “Bury me next to the mosque, brother, so that I can hear the call of the muezzin from Gore.”

Various organizations at home and abroad will commemorate the day in various events including national Nazrul Jayanti celebrations. The birthday program will begin with flowers in the morning at Nazrul’s mausoleum in the mosque premises adjacent to Dhaka University. Articles about the poet have been published in newspapers. A special program Mala is being aired on various private televisions including Bangladesh Betar and Television.

The city of Comilla is a silent witness to many incidents including Nazrul’s love, divorce, arrest, assembly and poetry and culture. As such, the main event of the poet’s birth anniversary in Comilla this time and the theme ‘Centenary of the Rebel’ is of special significance. Comilla Birchandra Public Library and City Auditorium premises (Town Hall) will be the chief guest at the opening ceremony at 11 am today. Hassan Mahmud. State Minister for Culture KM Khalid MP will preside over the function. A. M. Bahauddin Bahar and poet’s granddaughter Khilkhil Kazi. Secretary of the Ministry of Culture will make a welcome speech. Abul Mansur. Retired Professor and Nazrul Researcher Shanti Ranjan Bhowmik will be present as the commemorative speaker. Comilla Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Kamrul Hasan will express his gratitude.

Dhaka Times / 25 May / FA)


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