Department of English Language and Literature observed 445 th Birth Anniversary of the Great Playwright William Shakespeare on 23rd April 2019 (Tuesday). The program was divided into three sessions. A paper was presented by eminent scholar Professor Dr. Mohit Ul Alam in the first session who discussed briefly about Shakespeare’s art being a force of resistance though many of the plays are presented from the Imperialist’sperspective. In the Chief Guest’s speech, acclaimed Social Scientist and the honourable Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Anupam Sen told that we empire had give us the legacy of a rich culture and language. Shakespeare was one of many gifts from the empire. Other eminent scholars Professor M Harunur Rashid, Professor Golam Sarwar Chowdhury has also spoken. The Chair of DELL Mr. Sadat Zaman Khan chaired the session. In the evening session some scenes from various plays, sonnets and soliloquies were presented.