One hundred singers entertained audience at Bangladesh National Museum on Sunday by presenting Rabindranath Tagore’s inspirational songs, which used be rendered by the singers in 1971 to inspire freedom fighters and common people during the liberation war.
Organised jointly by Rabindra Academy and Bangladesh National Museum, the programme titled Shatakanthe Ranangane Rabindranath-er Gaan also featured Tagore’s patriotic and inspirational poems.
Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith attended the programme as the chief guest. Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor and former Udichi Shilpigoshthi president Kamal Lohani were also present as special guests.
‘Tagore songs have always enlightened and inspired us. During the liberation war, our freedom fighters and common people got inspiration from his songs’, said Muhith.
‘During and before the war, cultural activists got inspirations from Tagore’s works’, said Noor.
Lohani said, ‘Tagore’s songs and plays were also used to be presented in the nationalist movements of 1960s.’
Following the discussion, 100 singers, clad in green and red attires, took the stage and started the show by rendering the national anthem Amar Sonar Bangla, penned and composed by Tagore.
They also presented Tagore songs like O Amr Desher Mati, Deshe Deshe Bhrami, Sangkater Bihabalata, Hobe Joy and others.
In-between songs, recitation artistes like Ashraful Alam, Rupa Chakrabarty and Belayet Hossain recited Tagore’s patriotic poems.
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