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Muslim Institute, Mymensingh observed Rabindra and Nazrul Jayanti recently. Marking the occasion a function was held at the auditorium of the institute. The function included discussion, announcement of stipends and a cultural function.

Dr. M Shamsur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, attended the discussion as chief guest with Advocate A.H.M. Khalequzzaman, Vice-President of Muslim Institute in the chair. Ratan Chandra Pandit, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and Development) was present as special guest.

Dr. A.B.M. Nurul Anwar of Bangladesh Agricultural University and Dr. Marufi Khan, Principal of Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam College took part in the discussion. Professor Md. Zakir Hossain and Advocate Md. Mozammel Haque, Secretary and Cultural Secretary of Muslim Institute respectively, also spoke on the occasion.

The speakers expressed the view that both Nazrul and Rabindranath made immense contribution to the field of Bengali literature. Their words are the source of inspiration in times of need.

The discussion was followed by a cultural programme. Artistes of Udhichi Shilpi Goshthi and Mukul Niketan Sanskritik Academy rendered Nazrul and Rabindra Sangeet.

Later the chief guest announced 'Muslim Institute Stipend' to five meritorious students and honoured three as 'Best readers' of Muslim Institute Library.

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