BSS-39 President, PM pay tributes to memories of Kazi Nazrul on his birth anniversary

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President, PM pay tributes to memories of Kazi Nazrul on his birth
anniversary

DHAKA, May 24, 2020 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to the memories of the country’s
National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on his 121st birth anniversary to be observed
tomorrow.

In separate messages, they also prayed for eternal peace of the departed
soul of the poet.

In his message, President Abdul Hamid said poet Kazi Nazrul was vocal
against injustice and wherever injustice took place, his pen became a sword
against it as a protest.

He said Nazrul was the first to demand complete independence of India in
1922 in Dhumketu Patrika.

“From his writings, we have been inspired in every democratic movement
including anti-British movement, language movement, mass uprising of 69′ and
the great War of Liberation in 1971 of Banglaees,” the head of the state
added.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said Nazrul’s lifelong
pursuit was economic and political emancipation of the oppressed people of
the society and the recognition of the social status of the people.

In his literary works, the message of struggle against subjugation,
communalism and imperialism has been uttered, she said, adding that the
ideologies of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the national poet are the
continuation of the same philosophy.

Nazrul was brought to Bangladesh in 1972 at the initiative of Father of the
Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, she said, adding that he was later
given the citizenship of Bangladesh and the status of National Poet of
Bangladesh.

The president and the premier wished the overall success of all the
programmes taken on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the national
poet.

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