The Embassy of Bangladesh in The Hague has celebrated 'Rabindra-Nazrul Jayanti' to mark the 157th birth anniversary of Biswa Kabi Rabindranath Tagore and 119th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The programme was held in the Gandhi Centre of The Hague on Saturday where renowned Rabindra Sangeet singer Kaderi Kibria and Pranja Bhattacharya, founder of the Netherlands based music school 'Sangeeti' performed in the programme.
Apart from that, members of Embassy family, local singers and child artists also performed, said a press release on Sunday.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Sheikh Mohammed Belal highlighted the two great literary personalities as sparkling stars of Bangla literature.
Ambassador Belal, drawing reference from Kazi Nazrul's literature, urged all to do their part to narrow the ever widening income inequality in the society.
At the same time, Ambassador Belal highlighted the fact that relative women empowerment in Bangladesh, over the years, and cemented by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's targeted social safety net initiatives, inequality in Bangladesh is relatively better compared to similar developing countries in the world.
Ambassador Belal, therefore, urged all to draw lessons from the literature of Rabindranath and Nazrul to live a life like true 'human' first and foremost.
Later, magical presentation of Ranbindra sangeet by Kaderi Kibria enthralled the audience, whereas, Nazrul geeti rendered by Pranja Bhattacharya, Dr Dilruba Nasrin and other local artists mesmerized the show.
Audience comprising Embassy officials, members of Bangladesh expatriate community and students attended the programme..