Update December 5, 2015

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Preparation complete to observe Rokeya Day at Pairaband

Sumel Sarker


Preparation complete to observe Rokeya Day at Pairaband

05 November 2015, Nirapad News: Preparations have been completed to observe the Begum Rokeya Day at Pairaband village, birthplace of pioneer of women renaissance in the sub-continent, under Mithapukur upazila here.

The district administration, in association with Mithapukur upazila administration, has chalked out three-day elaborate programmes to observe the Rokeya Day-2015 (135th birth and 83rd death anniversaries of Begum Rokeya) in a befitting manner.

Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Dilwar Bakht will inaugurate the observance through placing wreaths at Begum Rokeya Smriti Stambha at Pairaband at 9am on December 9.

The inaugural day programmes include milad mahfil, open discussion on Begum Rokeya, blood donation and blood group tests, launching of a three-day traditional “Rokeya Fair” followed by a colourful cultural function.

On December 10, competitions on drawing for students of class one and two, recitation of the poems written by Begum Rokeya for students of class six to ten and essay writing on her for students of class nine and ten and cultural function will be also organised.

Besides, prizes and medals will be distributed among winners of  different competitions on the concluding day to be followed by a colourful cultural evening with participations of artists from different cultural organisations at Pairaband village.

Renowned literary personalities and researchers will deliver presentations focusing on life and deeds of the pioneer of women renaissance and great social philosopher of that time on December 9, 10 and 11 respectively.

High officials, academicians, educationists, women and human rights activists, literary personalities, Rokeya Researchers, professionals, public representatives and political leaders will take part in the daily discussions.

Begum Rokeya was born in Pairaband village on December 9 in 1880 and died on the same day in 1932 in Kolkata.

She had struggled for establishing women rights, freedom, education, empowerment, economic emancipation and movement that created a vigorous women renaissance in the then highly conservative and British-ruled colonial society.

The birth and death anniversaries of Begum Rokeya are being officially observed as Rokeya Day since 1994 at the birthplace of the unparalleled woman in the sub-continent.

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