His Excellency George Allen, Governor Commonwealth of Virginia (Washington DC, May 28-29, 1994, 3rd Conf.):
“While you gather to celebrate your rich cultural heritage, it is my hope that you will take advantage
of all the opportunities for enjoyment that our Commonwealth has to offer”.
His Excellency Edward G. Rendell, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (May 30, 2010, Philadelphia, PA. 12th conf.):
“It is my pleasure to welcome everyone gathered in Pennsylvania for the 12th North America Nazrul Conference. I thank the Bangladesh Association of Delaware Valley for hosting this year’s event. The poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s literature reflects on class, caste, gender and religion. It is for this reason that the poet is revered by Bengali-speaking people all over the world.”
His Excellency Gary Davis, Governor of California (2002):
“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring together people of different backgrounds to celebrate the life and work of Nazrul Islam. I applaud the dedicated members of Taranga of California who have made this conference possible. By raising awareness of Nazrul’s poetry, they have made a valuable contribution to California’s cultural life”
President of the Senate, State of New Jersey. (Rutgers University, NJ, May 26, 1990, 1st conf.):
“It is both proper and fitting that the members of this house take note of the first Nazrul Conference in North America, and applaud the unwavering efforts of Shoukhin to share its rich Bengali heritage and to promote friendship and understanding among people of diverse cultural backgrounds:, This House hereby honors the Shoukhin, commends the first Nazrul Conference, and affirms the contributions of Bengali speaking people to the art and culture of the world”.
Robert Wexler, Committee on International Relations Congress of the United States, (April 23, 2000, Boca Raton, FL. 7th conf.):
“It is with great pride and pleasure that I write to you to congratulate the Bangladesh Society of Florida as you proudly host the 7th North America Nazrul Conference 2000, at the Radisson Hotel and Resort in Coral Springs, Florida, on May 27 and 28. I feel privileged to be chosen as your “Guest of Honor” on this very meaningful occasion among your distinguished guests”.
Honorable Raymond Flynn, Mayor City of Boston (Boston, MA. May 23rd, 1992, 2nd. conf.):
“Kazi Nazrul Islam is internationally recognized for his efforts to empower the Bengali people and to honor and promote their culture;The Second North America Nazrul Conference provides the Bengali people with a remarkable opportunity to share their unique and varied cultural heritage and encourage international friendship and understanding among all people.”
Honorable James K. Hahn, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles (2002):
“It gives me great pleasure to extend sincere and cordial greetings to all who have gathered for the
8th North America Nazrul Conference. I am pleased to join with other members of the community in recognizing your contributions to the cultural, social and economic growth of the community. I commend your ongoing efforts and dedication to promote the art and culture of the people of Bangladesh”.
Honorable Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mayor, City of New York, NY (New York, NY. May 29-30, 1999, 6th conference):
“I am delighted to extend greetings to all those attending the Sixth North America Nazrul Conference hosted by the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts. This is a special occasion as you celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the national poet of Bangladesh, Kazi Nazrul Islam”.
From his book: Kazi Nazrul Islam: The voice of poetry and the struggle for human wholeness (2006) Prof. Winston E. Langley, Ph. D., Prof. of International Relations & Political Science and Vice Chancellor of academic affairs, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA. (2006) :
“I want the world to know that this human being is not only a great poet, but that his poetry speaks to us today, and in profound ways-ways which reflect an intellectual, aesthetic, moral, social, and political sophistication that we cannot afford to overlook” . “Nazrul is one of the most remarkable poets of all time and, likewise, one of the world’s most morally provoking artists of the twentieth century. Additionally, he is perhaps the most prolific composer the world has come to know”.
Prof. Rafiqul Islam, Chairman Nazrul Institute Trustee Board. (His message to UCONN. Nazrul Lectureship program):
“In the changed world of 21st century, when we try to evaluate a poet of the first half of the twentieth century in a colonial country, what we try to do is to justify his relevance at the present time. Nazrul was vocal against imperialism, colonialism, feudalism and communalism. All theses have transformed into new phenomena in the 21st century.” “As we believe firmly that the need for humanism has not been exhausted in 21st century, then we cannot help turning to Nazrul, who uttered that “nothing is more powerful than human, nor anything greater either”.
Prof. Phyllis K. Herman, Ph. D., Department Chair Department of Religious Studies, California State University, Northridge(2006):
“I could not believe that I had found a new source for my work and from the national poet
of Bangladesh. His images in poetry, plays, essays, and music reflect a man who discarded nothing that would enrich the ideals he was trying to promote. While his voice remained silent in his last years, we can certainly endeavor to keep the sounds of his “Flute” playing in the study and publications of his poems, essays, music and other works”.
Prof. Roger N. Buckley, Prof. of History and Director of Asian American Studies Institute, University of Connecticut:
“We gather here this morning, thanks to UCONN., and Bangladeshi community, to celebrate the creative artistry & humanity of Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh. Writing in Bengali, Persian, Sanskrit, and Hindi, he explored the universal themes of love, hardship, freedom, poverty, revolution, music and religion. What better time to explore his work and ideas at a time when the world is increasingly beset by sectarian violence, the misguided belief in military interventionism as a solution to problems, and those who speak falsely of Islam. What better time to remember Nazrul, who reminds us of our humanity who was a true and unfettered voice of Islam and, who also reminds us that there is no distinction between ends and means”.