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Rabindranath Tagore’s 79th death anniversary today

Rabindranath Tagore

MNA Feature Desk: Thursday marks the 79th death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-European and Bengali poet to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Different socio-cultural organisations used to chalk out elaborate programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner as a tradition in both Bangladesh and India. However, this year the day is being observed with limited programmes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, reports UNB. According to the Gregorian calendar, Tagore died at the age of 80 on August 7 in 1941, but his death anniversary is traditionally observed on 22th Srabon according to the ...

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71st birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal today

Sheikh Kamal

MNA Feature Desk: The 71st birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be observed today (August 05). Born on August 5, 1949 at Tungipara in Gopalganj, Sheikh Kamal was a former executive member of the central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL). To mark the day, Awami League, its associate bodies and different political, socio-cultural and sports organisations will observe the birth anniversary maintaining government’s health guidelines. Leaders and workers of Awami League and its associate bodies are expected to pay tribute to Sheikh Kamal by placing wreaths at ...

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Humayun Ahmed’s 8th death anniversary being observed today

Humayun Ahmed

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The 8th death anniversary of celebrated playwright, writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed is being observed today (Sunday). Family members of the prominent writer and his fans are observing the day through scaled-out programmes this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, including offering special prayers at the writer’s graveyard at Nuhash Palli in Gazipur. Different television channels are airing various programmes highlighting the life and works of the wordsmith. Humayun Ahmed was born in Netrakona’s Mohanganj on November 13, 1948. The writer died of cancer at a hospital in New York on July 19, 2012. He ...

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China celebrates 70th founding anniversary today


MNA International Desk: China is holding a grand celebration, followed by a military parade and mass pageantry at Tian’anmen Square in Beijing today (Tuesday) on its National Day, marking the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). More than 100,000 people will take part in a mass parade to show the PRC’s unity and strength. The parade will include people from all walks of life and all ethnic groups, like – workers, farmers, teachers, students, doctors, civil servants, and square dance lovers, representing different aspects of society. “The mass pageantry and military parade will last for about ...

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Rabindranath Tagore’s 78th death anniversary observed


MNA Feature Desk: The 78th death anniversary of the Bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore, was observed on Tuesday. Tagore, who enriched the Bengali language and literature with his astounding talent and merit, died on this day in 1941 at the age of 80. Different organizations held many programs while television channels are airing special productions based on Rabindranath Tagore’s works. Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Shishu Academy and different government and non-government institutions and cultural organizations chalked out elaborate programs on the occasion. Tagore was a poet, visual artist, playwright, novelist, as well as a composer whose works reshaped Bangla ...

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DU’s 98th founding anniversary being observed


MNA Career & Education Desk: The Dhaka University Day is being observed on the campus today (Monday) amid festivity, marking the 98th founding anniversary of the country’s highest seat of learning. The theme of this year’s day is “Quality education: barriers and solution”. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the daylong programme in the morning at Mall Chattar of the University. A number of processions were brought out from the residential halls of the university at 10 am while the national flag, DU flag and flags of different halls were hoisted at 10:15 am. Teachers and students gathered at the ...

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Anis Ahmed

MNA Feature Desk: One year has passed since veteran journalist of the country Anis Ahmed left this world. His first death anniversary will be observed on July 2, 2019. Along with being an honest, knowledgeable and dynamic journalist, he was known for many qualities among his peers, friends and family. He had significant contribution in shaping up the journalism career of many successful journalists of today. To many, he was a mentor not only as a senior journalist but also as a philosopher as well as possessor of real humane characteristics. He was my father – a great pride of ...

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17th founding anniversary of DIU celebrated


MNA Career & Education Desk: The Daffodil International University (DIU) has celebrated its 17th founding anniversary with gala events at Ashulia permanent campus. The university took two day programme, which ended on Monday, To mark the founding anniversary. The celebration programme included a week-long Inter department sports competition, Math Olympiad, Inter University Cultural competition, IT Quiz, Project Showcasing and exhibition have been arranged. The two day programs included Bus Rally, Pitha Utshab, Blood Donation Program, Discussion, Picnic, Tree Plantation, Games & Sports, Fun Events & Raffle Draw and gala musical soiree by the participation of the students. Dr. Jonathan Ortman, ...

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83th birth anniversary of Rafiqul Haque DaduBhai today


MNA Feature Desk: Today is the 83th birth anniversary of Children’s Literature writer Rafiqul Haque. He is known as ‘DaduBhai’ to all. He was born on 8th January in 1937. He is the son of late Yeasin Uddin Ahamed and late Rahima Khatun, said a press release on Monday. He wrote the first poem on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He is a dramatist too. He has been playing a vital role as a litterateur since the Liberation War. He is well acclaimed for his contribution in the field of children’s literature. Meah Monsaf, President of Bangabandhu ...

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69th Anniversary of Awami League Observed


MNA National Desk: 69th founding anniversary of country’s largest and oldest political party, Bangladesh Awami League has been observed today. The occasion was celebrated all around the country by its leaders and activists. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday paid glowing tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking the 69th founding anniversary of the Awami League. To mark the occasion, she placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 this morning. After laying the wreath, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for sometime as a mark of respect to ...

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4th Death Anniversary of Veteran Leader Zillur Rahman Today


MNA Features Desk: The 4th death anniversary of former president of Bangladesh and veteran leader, Zillur Rahman, also former general secretary of Awami League, is being observed today with high respect to this glorious leader. He breathed his last at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on March 20, 2013. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader urged activists and leaders of all party affiliate organizations to observe the day with due respect. The party also paid tribute to the great leader at his grave at 8am today. Different social and political organizations paid floral tribute at the Dhaka’s Banani graveyard where ...

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Dhaka Metropolitan Police to Observe Its 42nd Anniversary

Dhaka Metropolitan Police

MNA National Desk: Dhaka Metropolitan Police held several activities today at the city on the occassion of its 42nd anniversary on the upcoming Saturday. DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah inaugurated the program at Bijoy Shoroni of the city by flying balloons. He congratulated the citizens of Dhaka on this occassion as he said, “DMP has been working as the partner of joy and sorrow of the citizens of Dhaka for long 4 decades. DMP is ensuring security at different cultural, religious, political and national programs”. “We have achieved immense success in controlling crimes and terrorism,” he added. The DMP members later ...

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8th death anniversary of Abdullah Al Mamun

Abdullah Al Mamun

MNA Feature Report: Today marks the 8th death anniversary of noted dramatist, actor, director and film maker Abdullah Al Mamun. To observe this day, one of the famous drama troupes of Bangladesh Natyam Repertory is going to stage ‘Charidike Juddho’ today evening at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city’s Segunbagicha area. Special program “Shongsaptak Abdulah Al Mamunm” will be aired on Banglavision this evening at 6:30 pm on the occasion of the theatre icon’s first death anniversary. Born on July 13, 1942 in Jamalpur District, Abdullah Al Mamun completed his Honours and Masters degree in history ...

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Death anniversary of Samsur Rahman being observed

Samsur Rahman

MNA Feature Desk: The 10th death anniversary of one of the major Bengali poets of modern literature, Samsur Rahman, is being observed with due respect all around the country. Several socio-cultural organizations made numerous programs. As part of the programs, floral wreaths placed at his grave at 9:30 am and a get-together of poets and litterateurs hold at Samsur Rahman’s ancestral village home in Raipura of Narsingdi at 3 pm. Samsur Rahman, born in 23 October 1929, was a poet, columnist and journalist. Rahman, who emerged in the latter half of the 20th century, wrote more than sixty books of ...

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Sheikh Kamal recognized as man of passion for sports


Article By: Shariful Islam Shakil MNA Feature Desk: Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Bangabandhu, can be recognized as a man with an enormous amount of love and passion for sports. Sheikh Kamal was a pioneer of modern football in Bangladesh and also founder-president of the country’s leading sporting club Abahani Krira Chakra. It hardly came as a wonder to them as they already knew about Sheikh Kamal’s many aptitudes. After all, he was involved in a large quantity of cultural events and made a priceless role during the Liberation War in 1971. The 67th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal ...

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60th anniversary of Mukh O Mukhosh


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Today is the 60th anniversary of the first Bengali language feature film– Mukh O Mukhosh which was to be made in East Pakistan. It was produced by Iqbal Films and directed by Abdul Jabbar Khan. The movie was released in East Pakistan on 3 August 1956. It was released in Dhaka, Chittagong, Narayanganj and Khulna. Thus, 3 August, 1956 was an eventful day of anniversary in the history of Bangladeshi Cinema because it saw the birth of Bengali cinema in Dhaka. Over the last 50 years, Bangla feature films have been amusing generations of cine-goers. ...

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85th birth anniversary of Abdul Alim observed


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The 85th birth anniversary of famous Bangla folk singer Abdul Alim was observed on Wednesday. Numerous cultural institutions observed the day with various programs. Country’s television channels and radio stations broadcast musical and discussion programs on the occasion. Abdul Alim recorded over 300 gramophone songs and performed in over 100 films as a playback singer. He recorded songs for ‘Mukh O Mukhosh’ the first film ever produced in the erstwhile East Pakistan, in 1956. He won the National Award (posthumous) in 1974 for playback in Bangla hit film ‘Shujan Shokhi’ directed by Khan Ataur Rahman. ...

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4th death anniversary of Humayun Ahmed being observed


MNA Feature Desk: The 4th death anniversary of famous fiction writer, playwright and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed is being observed on Tuesday. Humayun Ahmed’s two younger brothers Prof. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and Ahsan Habib along with their other family members and relatives offered prayers at his graveyard at Nuhash Polli of Gazipur. Several socio-cultural organizations have drawn out elaborate programs to observe the day. A Quran-khwani will be held at Nuhash Polli, after Johr prayers. There will be also an orphan feeding program there. Volunteer organization ‘Himu Paribahan’ will organize a seminar, blood donation camp, and essay and painting competition on ...

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Awami League observing its 67th founding anniversary


MNA Editorial Desk: Awami League, the country’s oldest political party, is observing its 67th founding anniversary today. Founded on June 23, 1949, at the historic Rose Garden in the old part of Dhaka, it has been transformed into a mass organization of the people of the country by leading all the democratic-political-social-cultural movements including the long arduous freedom struggle and the War of Liberation. The party played the lead role in all the democratic movements apart from leading the nation in the War of Liberation in 1971 under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Prime ...

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117th birth anniversary of Nazrul being observed


MNA Feature Desk: The 117th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being celebrated and observed across the country on Wednesday. Different eminent personalities, politicians, academicians, cultural activists, family members of the poet, poetry lovers and people in general paid homage to the ‘rebel poet’ at his grave on the Dhaka University (DU) premises in the morning. Different organizations, including the DU and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, have taken various programs like seminar, discussion and cultural events, on the occasion. Nazrul Academy has arranged a four-day program on the occasion beginning on Tuesday at its Moghbazar office. President Abdul ...

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