Recitation troupe Harbola celebrated its 20th founding anniversary through a programme held at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday.
The programme, inaugurated by veteran recitation artiste and actor Syed Hasan Imam, featured recitation, musical performance, puthi path and dance recitals.
‘I congratulate Harbola on its 20th founding anniversary. I wish the organisation all the very best in its future endeavours,’ said Syed Hasan Imam, who also recited Rabindranath Tagore’s poems Bojhapora and Ami at the programme.
Harbola artistes staged a recitation production based on Abu Ishak’s famous novel Surya Dighal Bari.
Renowned recitation artiste Dalia Ahmed entertained the audience reciting excerpts from Charampatra (the extreme letter), which was a popular radio programme aired by the defunct Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the liberation war.
The witty and funny letter, which described the uncomfortable positions of Pakistani occupation forces and their local collaborators and victorious position of freedom fighters, sparked laughter among the audience members.
Abdul Gaffar Sheikh entertained the audience reciting puthis like Haq-Latar Kabita and Satir Hatey Papir Mrityu.
Renowned Tagore singer Mahiuzzaman Chowdhury Moyna and Nazrul singer Shrabanti Kar entertained the audience singing Tagore and Nazrul songs, respectively, at the event.
Moyna presented popular Tagore songs like Ki Gabo Ami and Aji Jato Tara and Shrabanti Kar rendered popular Nazrul song Amar Apanar Cheye Apan to the delight of the audience.
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