Obserance of 105th birth Anniversary of Poet Sufia Kamal

By on June 27, 2016
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Bangladesh Mahila Parishad celebrated the 105th birth anniversary of Poet Sufia Kamal, the founder President of BMP on 20th June 2016 at the Abdul Karim Shahittya Bisharad Auditorium of Bangla Academy. The program was presided over by Ayesha Khanam, President of BMP. Professor of Goverment & Politics Department of Jahangirnagar University Nasim Akhter Hossain delivered the Memorial Lecture on the poet. The theme of Memorial Lecture was “Sufia Kamal and Women Movement of 21st Century.” This year Bangladesh Mahila Parishad gave away Sufia Kamal Award to writer Professor Hasan Azizul Haque.

Maleka Banu, General Secretary of BMP, delivered her welcome speech.

Ayesha Khanam, president of BMP said, Poet Sufia Kamal stands against the darkness of our society. She was involved not only to women movement but also to socio-cultural and democratic movement of the country. Poet Sufia Kamal is our inspirational lamp. Recalling the characteristics of her life we have to go forward. She also said that women movement is vibrant to protect women’s rights. Who takes challenge to protect women’s rights; they all are fellows of women movement.

Joint Secretary Shima Moslem presented the brief biography of recipient of Sufia Kamal award.

A ward recipient Professor Hasan Azizul Haque said, Poet Sufia Kamal Award is a rare honor for him. He thanks Bangladesh Mahila Parishad for giving him this award. He said, breaking all barriers we have to work for women empowerment and going forward. He also said, if youth is not educated and cultured, the society will not be changed. Women are being tortured in various ways in our country. They are being victims of violence openly. He hopes that the youth will take a stand to protect all kinds of violence against women and will lead the country to go forward.

The program was conducted by Organizing Secretary Umme Salma Begum of the central committee of BMP.

About 300 participants were present in the program.

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