RANGPUR, Feb 16, 2017 (BSS) - All preparations have been completed to observe the 246th death anniversary of spiritual poet of the Middle Ages Heyat Mamud at his birthplace Jharbishla village under Pirganj upazila here tomorrow.
The district and Pirganj upazila administrations have chalked out daylong programmes at separate meetings held recently at the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner in the city and Pirganj Upazila Parishad auditorium respectively.
The government officials, educationists, socio-cultural and literary personalities, historians, researchers, public representatives, professionals, elite, journalists and civil society members participated in the meetings.
The meetings chalked out the programmes including 'Mazar Ziarat', Milad Mahfil, recitation of Hamd and Nats and poems, essay competition for the students, discussion meeting and cultural function in village Jharbishla in observance of the day.
Acting Deputy Commissioner Sultana Pervin will preside over the discussion on the life and deeds of poet Heyat Mamud in Jharbishla village tomorrow afternoon.
Additional Divisional Commissioner Minu Shill will address the discussion as the chief guest. Joint Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs Jahangir Alam will be present as the special guest.
Pirganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Kamal Kumar Ghosh will deliver welcome speech while Former Head of the Department of Begun of Rangpur Government Begum Rokeya College and literary researcher Professor Shah Alam will take part as the main discussant.
Senior lawyer Advocate MA Basher Tipu, Acting President of district Awami League Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, its General Secretary Advocate Rezaul Karim Razu, Acting President of Pirganj upazila AL Azizur Rahman Ranga, and its General Secretary and Pirganj municipality mayor Tazimul Islam Shamim will address the discussion, among others.
Talking to BSS today, researcher Professor Shah Alam said famous spiritual poet and great philosopher of the Middle Ages Heyat Mamud contributed a lot to the literature of his time and humanism in the sub-continent through his immortal writings.
The ideas expressed by the great poet through his unparallel writings during the middle-ages, some 300 years ago, helped enriching the modern Bengali literature by connecting the literature of the ancient times with the present modern one.
"The literary works of poet Heyat Mamud still bear important values for the present and future of the civilised humanity," he added.