Kazi Nazrul Islam is the national poet of Bangladesh. The name of this country
'Bangladesh', and the people and nature of the country have come up multiple times in his literary works. Rebellion and humanity, love and nature, equality, and secularism have
appeared repeatedly in his works. Kazi Nazrul Islam, the advocate of
universal humanity, had a wonderful natural image of Mother Bengal in his
heart. Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU) has taken the initiative to
establish 'Kabi Nazrul Park' in Jadavpur village of Sakhipur Upazila of Tangail District with the aim of making common people more interested in Nazrul's literary works and making
people aware of his sense of nature, environment conservation, thoughts, and
ideals. This is the ever first such initiative with poet Nazrul in this subcontinent. The park is going to be a theme park and it is the brainchild of visionary Dr. Engr. Khalequzzaman, Program Manager of the Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU) and President of Bashori- A Nazrul Center. He envisions to establish the park as a unique and significant thematic park based on Nazrul's writing.
The activity of the park started
in 2022. On about 9.5 acres of land the park will house a gallery showcasing
Nazrul's works and the reflection of his thoughts on literature, nature, and the environment.
Besides, the park will have more than two hundred plants mentioned in poet
Nazrul's literary works. Rose, China
Rose, Ginger Lily, Narcissus, Champak, Marigold, Tuberose, Indian Oak, Bombay
ebony, Palash, Bombax, Orange Jasmine, Golden Champak, Lotus, Lilly, Golden
Shower, Jungle Geranium, Ashoka (Sorrow-less), Henna, Pinwheel Flower,
Jackfruit, Palmyra palm, Neem, Pomelo, Rose apple, Cinnamon, horsetail, banyan,
betel nut, cane, Holy Basil, Moringa, etc. trees. About 120 varieties of roses
and 50 varieties of China Rose gardens are also planned. According to the plan, aquatic plants will be
planted there by creating water bodies.
Hopefully, when the work of the park is completed, it is supposed to be an outstanding hub of Nazrul study in a natural environment, a place for recreation, and a sanctuary for animals.