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May 26, 2018

Kazi Nazrul Islam given due recognition by Maa, Mati, Manush Government

Kazi Nazrul Islam given due recognition by Maa, Mati, Manush Government

Like every year, West Bengal Government is celebrating the the birth anniversary of the Rebel Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam in a befitting manner all across the State.

In the past seven years, the government has taken several initiatives to preserve the legacy of the great poet. From renovating his house at Churulia to setting up ‘Nazrul Tirtha’ – the ‘Bidrohi Kobi’ has been given due recognition by the Maa, Mati, Manush Government.

Some initiatives of the Bengal Government to preserve the legacy of Kazi Nazrul Islam:

  • Under the Trinamool Government, the state-of-art cultural complex Nazrul Tirtha has been set up at Rajarhat New Town.
  • A digital library on Kazi Nazrul Islam at Nazrul Tirtha was inaugurated in December, 2017. The digital library is the first-of-its-kind in Bengal. All the books of Nazrul that have become out-of-print and are lying in different libraries in Kolkata have been digitised in the first phase.
  • Kazi Nazrul University has been set up in Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman.
  • The first Greenfield Airport of India at Andal has been named after Kazi Nazrul Islam.
  • The State Government has dedicated a chair to Kazi Nazrul Islam at Calcutta University.
  • Nazrul Academy was set up in 2012.
  • Nazrul Mancha, the Open Air Theatre at Rabindra Sarobar, was renovated into a state-of-art auditorium.
  • The West Bengal government took up repair and maintenance work of Kazi Nazrul Islam’s ancestral house at Churulia in Bardhaman district.
  • An archive on Kazi Nazrul Islam at Grace Cottage, a single-storey building in Nadia’s Krishnagar where the poet had lived between 1926 and 1928, is in the offing.
  • Since 2011, the Government has been celebrating the birth and death anniversaries of the Rebel Poet in a befitting manner.