Recitation organisation Baak Shilpangan oprganised a two-day poetry festival at Rabindra Sarobar in Dhanmondi marking the Independence Day.
Titled ‘Shekol Bhangar Padyo’, the programme, which commenced on Friday, featured recitation of poems on Liberation War and an honour giving ceremony.
On the concluding day of the festival, artistes from outside Dhaka recited poems highlighting the spirit of the war of independence on Saturday.
Baak Shilpangan has been organising the festival since 2012.
Sammilito Sangskritik Jote president Golam Kuddus inaugurated the sixth edition of the festival on Friday.
Baak Shilpangan honoured noted recitation artistes, including Syed Hasan Imam, Asaduzzaman Noor, Ashraful Alam, Kazi Arif, Panchanan Chowdhury, Manobendra Batbal and Dahlia Ahmed at the programme.
Following the inauguration, Baak Shilpangan artistes recited Shekol Bhangar Nazrul – a compilation of timeless poems by the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam including Chal Chal Chal, Kandari Hushiyar, Swagoto, Bidrohi and others. Mohammad Nasiruddin compiled and directed the production.
Members of Srutighar presented Ei Ki Swadhinata. Compiled and directed by Hasan Arif the production featured poems penned by leading poets like Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Bangladesh, Shamsur Rahman’s Swadhinata Tumi, Rashed Rouf’s Lash Pore Thake and others.
Young performers from Moitree Shishu Dal recited Sara Bishwaer Bisway. The production featured a number of songs and poems including Sara Bishwer Bishwoy, Baro Masher Chhora and Ekti Bangladesh. Tamanna Sarwar compiled and directed the performance.
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