A jatra glorifying the language movement and its legacy in today’s youths was staged on Monday at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The jatra, Rakte Rangano Barnomala, written and directed by eminent jatra artiste Milon Kanti Dey, was staged by Brahmanbaria-based troupe Titas Natya Sangstha paying tribute to the language movement martyrs.
It depicts a language researcher, played by Milon Kanti Dey, who travels to remote areas for his research on Bangla language and its dialects.
As part of his research, he comes to a fictitious village named Palashbaria, where there is no school and not even a monument commemorating language movement martyrs.
While talking to youths of the village, he comes to know that the villagers have long been demanding for a school and a monument to commemorate the language movement martyrs. The UP chairman, however, has been opposing the demands for his personal interest.
As the researcher inspires the villagers to build a school and a monument, a tension develops between the villagers and the followers of the UP chairman.
The jatra ends showing the villagers’ success of building a school and a monument.
SM Shafi, M Alam Lavlu, GM Siraj, Monimala, Kazi Rita and others also acted in the jatra.
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