People from all walks of life today paid rich tributes to national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on the occasion of his 120th birth anniversary.
To mark the day, different organizations and cultural bodies in line with government took elaborate programme at national levels with the theme ‘Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh in Nazrul’s Conscience’.
The main programme was arranged at Trishal in Mymensingh, where the poet had a lot of memoires.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni attended the function as the chief guest at 3pm with State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid in the chair.
Visva-Bharati University Vice-Chancellor Professor Bidyut Chakrabarty, chairman of Standing Committee on Religious Affairs Md Hafiz Ruhul Amin Madani and lawmaker Asim Kumar Ukil also attended the function as special guest.
Besides, the birth anniversary of the national poet was celebrated in the poet’s memorable place in Doulatpur in Cumilla, Tewta in Manikganj and Karpasdanga in Chuadanga and Chattogram.
In capital Dhaka, the celebration started with placing of wreaths by the people of all strata at the poet’s grave beside the Dhaka University (DU) central mosque in the morning.