Google Doodle Celebrates 108th Anniversary Of poet Sufia Kamal’s Birth

Google Doodle Celebrates 108th Anniversary Of poet Sufia Kamal’s Birth

Sufia Kamal was a pioneer in the movement for women’s emancipation in Bangladesh
The search engine giant Google has created a Google Doodle—alteration of the Google logo— celebrating the 108th anniversary of the birth of renowned late Bangladeshi poet Sufia Kamal.
It posted the doodle—which featured a picture of Sufia Kamal wearing a white sari—on its Bangladeshi homepage early on Thursday, paying tribute to her memory.

Google Doodles are created to celebrate holidays; anniversaries; plus the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.

A pioneer in the movement for women’s emancipation in Bangladesh, Sufia Kamal was born on June 20, 1911, into the Shayestabad Nawab family, in Barisal.

On the occasion of the poet’s birthday, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages paying tribute to the memory of Sufia Kamal.

Sufia Kamal was the founding president of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, and she played an active role in all progressive movements in the country, the president added.

“Her life and literary work inspires the new generations, and she will remain a source of inspiration for the youth forever,” President Abdul Hamid further said.

In her letter, Prime Minister Sheik Hasina said: "On the occasion of her 108th birthday, I express my deep regard to the memory of Begum Sufia Kamal — one of the pioneers of progressive, democratic and women's empowerment movements in Bangladesh."

The prime minister also said Sufia Kamal played an uncompromising role in every movement in Bangladesh.

Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote's leaders and activists along with renowned cultural personalities will pay tribute to the poet by putting floral wreaths on her tomb at Azimpur Graveyard.

A memorial meeting to be organized by the Social Protection Committee, a platform consisting of 72 social, human rights and development organizations, will be held at 3:00pm at the Bangladesh Mahila Parishad auditorium.

Sufia Kamal was also instrumental in naming Dhaka University's first women's dormitory as Rokeya Hall after the name of Begum Rokeya, who was her own inspiration.

During the 1971 liberation war in the country, she worked to help females who were harmed during the war.
Begum Sufia Kamal died in Dhaka on November 20, 1999. She was buried at Azimpur Graveyard with full state honours. Her work includes: “Sanjher Maya,” “Maya Kajal,” “Mon O Jibon,” “Shanti O Pranthana,” “Udatto Brithibi,” and “Diwan.”

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