State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid has said that Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam would have surpassed all heights if not remained speechless for 34 years. His illness is irreparable loss for the Bengali literature. However, the Bengali literature would not have been so enriched if Nazrul had not born. It would have flourished had the poet lived amongst us for some more years. Bangabandhu had loved Nazrul and that is why brought back the poet to Bangladesh from India.
He said these while speaking as the chief guest at the opening session of a three-day long National Nazrul Conference in Habiganj on Tuesday. Nazrul Institute organised the conference in collaboration with Habiganj District Administration at Habiganj Shilpakala Academy.
In his speech, KM Khalid said that Nazrul Conference should have been held in Habiganj earlier as famous souls like Hemanga Biswas, martyr Jagat Joity Das and Sir Fazle Hasan Abed were born in this district. He announced that, the next “Nazrul Jayanti” would be celebrated in grand manner in Habiganj. Deputy Commissioner of Habiganj Mohammad Kamrul Hasan presided over the function while Executive Director of Nazrul Institute Md. Abdur Razzak Bhuiyan was the main speaker.
MP of Habiganj-3 constituency Advocate Md. Abu Zahir, Advocate Abdul Mazid Khan, MP, Gazi Mohammad Shah Nawaz Milad, MP, DIG of police in Sylhet range Md Kamrul Ahsan, SP of Habiganj Mohammad Ullah were present at the event, among others.
The speakers at the programme focused the literary works of Kazi Nazrul Islam and stressed on the importance to learn Nazrul to become a patriotic citizen.
A number of people from various sectors, including literary sector and political leaders, joined the National Nazrul Conference. A cultural event was performed in the evening.