Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a special devotee of National Poet KaziNazrul Islam and duly honoured him by bringing the rebel poet to Bangladesh, reports BSS.
Academics, literary and cultural personalities said this at a special function followed by seminar arranged by Rangpur Sahitya-SangskritiParishad (RSSP) at its office here on Tuesday night in observance of the 43rd death anniversary of the national poet.
Founding president of RSSP and former Head of the Department Bengali of Rangpur Carmichael College Professor Muhammad Alim Uddin attended the occasions as chief guest.
Former Awami League lawmaker and cultural personality Advocate HosneAraLutfa Dalia was present as guest of honour. Convener of the death anniversary observance committee of RSSP Delwar Hossain delivered welcome speech in the seminar moderated by its former President and noted educationist Professor Mohammad Shah Alam.
With President of RSSP Swattik Al Maruf in the chair, Lecturer of Mahiganj Degree College Dr.Nasima Akhter presented keynote essay titled “Search for Eternal Soul in Nazrul’s Writings” in the seminar.
Noted literary and cultural personality Dr.Mofizul Islam Maantu was main discussant on the keynote. Academics Professor Maloy Kishore Bhattacharya and Professor Atahar Ali Kahn, literary personalities Anwarul Islam Raju and Abu Bakar Siddique discussed on the poet’s rebellion consciousness, thoughts on equity, communal harmony and humanism.
Members of RSSP ASM Habibur Rahman, Helen Ara Sidney, Hasnine Rabbi, Mamtazur Rahman Babu, NaziraPervin, ShakilMasud and Mamunur Rashid recited self-composed poems dedicated to Nazrul.
Niresh Mukherjee, Aftab Hossain, MominulHaque and BiplobSarker recited Nazrul poems while Neel RatanSarker, Puspojeet Roy, Sona Moni, AhonaSarker, Dr.Mofizul Islam Maantu and Mahbuba Lavin rendered Nazrul’s songs.
The speakers said Nazrul in his literary works never asked for searching the Almighty Creator in the forests or mountains, but in ourselves.
DrMaantu said Nazrul has been remaining as a shining star in our consciousness because he wrote throughout his active life for the right-less, deprived and exploited people for their freedom and independence.
Advocate Dalia said the nation would remain grateful for ever to Bangabandhu who could properly understand the rebel poet and brought him back to Bangladesh and duly honoured him.
Professor Alam said Nazrul was the greatest source of inspiration during the War of Liberation in freeing the nation from deprivation, exploitation, injustice and communalism to attain independence from the occupation forces.
The chief guest said the young generations should follow the ideal and philosophy of the rebel poet to establish an equity-based society free from injustice, exploitation and communalism for welfare of the humankind.