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Nazrul?s birthday celebrations in Chittagong
Culture Desk
Published :Wednesday, 25 May, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 19
To mark the 117th birth anniversary of revolutionary poet Kazi Nazrul Islam Ministry of Cultural Affairs has arranged for its regular programmes today. This year's celebration for commemorating Nazrul will be held at 11am in MA Aziz Outer Stadium in Chittagong. Cultural Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will preside over the programme. Professor Emeritus Rafiqul Islam, chairman of the trustee board of Nazrul Institute will be present as special guest at the event with granddaughter of Kazi Nazrul Islam, Khlilkhil Kazi. Noted Nazrul Exponent Abul Momen will present the keynote paper at the event. This year's celebration will be organised to highlight Nazrul's fight against communalism and bigotry. Aktari Momtaz, secretary to the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Mesbah Uddin, district commissioner of Chittagong will give the welcome speech and vote of thanks respectively. After the discussion session a thirty-minute long session of cultural programme with artistes of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Nazrul Institute will be held. Poetry, essay writing competitions will be held at Central Public Library in Shahbagh.

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