By Aminul Islam - Mymensingh, May 17, 2009
Marking the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore and National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Agradut Shishu-Kishore Sangathan, a local cultural organisation chalked out a daylong programme at the Sadar Upazila Parishad auditorium on May 15.
The programme included painting and recitation competitions for students (in different age groups) and performances by artistes of Agradut. Some 50 students took part in the painting competition while 40 participated in the recitation competition.
A discussion, titled "Rabindra and Nazrul: Our Culture," was held with Advocate Shahjahan Siraji as the convener of the Rabindra-Nazrul celebration committee. Alhaj Motiur Rahman, MP was the chief guest. Among others, editor of the Daily Jahan, Md. Habibur Rahman Sheikh, Mymensingh Press Club secretary Zillur Rahman Khan, Md. Abdul Quiyum and Shafiq Ahmed also spoke on the occasion.
The speakers stressed that contributions of Tagore and Nazrul to our literature not only enriched it but also taught us how to stand united against injustice and oppression. Without the presence of these two literary titans, our culture would be incomplete, they added.
Later, the chief guest gave away prizes among the winners of the competitions.