The youth of the mind should be retained

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(বাঁ থেকে) রহমান বর্ণিল, কামরুন্নাহার দিপা, ফারজানা হক ও শারফিন শাহ। গতকাল সন্ধ্যায় ধানমন্ডির বেঙ্গল শিল্পালয়ে

Emeritus Professor Syed Manjurul Islam thinks that the youth of the people of the country should be retained. He said, “If the youth of the mind cannot be retained, the country will grow old.” I myself have reached old age. But old age is one thing, and old age of the mind is another. May we not become old in mind. The family of ink and pen is appearing to everyone with the wealth of youth through literature and art.

Syed Manjurul Islam, President of the editorial board of Kali O Kalam, said these things in the President’s speech at the event organized on the occasion of ‘Kali O Kalam Tarun Kavi O Ukritar Puraskar 2023’ dedicated to IFIC Bank. Kali O Kalam, a monthly magazine dealing with literature, art and culture, organized this event at Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi in the capital on Saturday evening. Yesterday was the last day of this two-day event.

Prime Minister’s Advisor on Education and Culture Poet Kamal Abdul Nasser Chowdhury, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IFIC Bank Shah Alam Sarwar, Publisher of Kali O Kalam magazine Abul Khair and Editor Subrata Barua spoke on the occasion.

Four people got the award

Farzana Haque, Kamrunnahar Dipa, Sharfin Shah and Rahman Warneel have received the ink and pen award this time. Each of them has been given two lakh taka, mementos and certificates as awards.

As per the decision of the jury, the poetry category was not awarded this year due to non-standard submissions. Luva Nahid Chowdhury, Director General of Bengal Foundation conducted the program. After the awarding ceremony, the event ended with Rabindra composer Rezwana Chowdhury performing the song of Banya.

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