I am delighted to learn that `World Bangla Literature Festival 2012’ is going to be held at Sirajganj by Kabita Club.
It is a famous place where The Father of our Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the great leader Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Suvash Chandra Bose, our national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Sher-e-Bangla A K Fazlul Haque, Deshbandhu Chittaranjon Das left their glorious footprints. Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore composed many of his immortal creations on a beautiful boat named `Bojra’ over the river Jamuna. It is a fertile region which is glorious for the birth of our great heroes such as Maolana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, Martyred Captain M. Munsur Ali, Maolana Abdur Rashid Tarkabagish, poet Syed Ismail Hussain Shiraji, Novelist Nazibar Rahman Sahittaratna, Mathematician Jadav Chakraborty, Language movement veteran Abdul Matin and Scientist Abdullah Al Muti Sharfuddin.
Sirajganj has a long tradition of holding many national and international conferences in the past. I believe that this programme will create the opportunity for exchanging cultural views and stimulate connectivity among the poets and writers of different countries.
I wish the `World Bangla Literature Festival 2012’ a success.
Khoda Hafez, May Bangladesh Live Forever.
Md. Zillur Rahman