Dhaka, Bangladesh
JS body for ‘Kabi Nazrul Institute’ instead of Nazrul Institute

JS body for ‘Kabi Nazrul Institute’ instead of Nazrul Institute

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs Ministry on Wednesday recommended changing the title of Nazrul Institute Bill 2017 to rename it as ‘Kabi Nazrul Institute Bill 2017’, reports UNB. The Jatiya Sangsad committee prepared its report on the bill bringing some changes in the proposed law. It also suggested placement of the report in the House, said a Parliament Secretariat handout. The Parliamentary watchdog came up with the recommendations at its 26th meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with its chairperson Simeen Hussain (Rimi) in the chair. On November 15, the Nazrul Institute Bill, 2017 was placed in the Jatiya Sangsad aiming to collect literary and cultural works of Poet Nazrul Islam. The bill will replace the Nazrul Institute Ordinance, 1984, promulgated during a military regime. If the bill is passed in the House, the number of its board members will increase to nine from the existing seven. At the meeting, the parliamentary committee thanked the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) for inclusion of the historic 7th March Speech of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the Memory of the World Register. The body also thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury for successfully hosting the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, the annual assembly of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in early November. Committee members Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, Manoranjan Shill Gopal, Pankaj Nath and Pinu Khan attended the meeting.

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