Noted poets recited self-penned poems on the war of independence at International Mother’s Language Institute on Monday.
The programme was held as part of the 16-day Victory Festival, organised by the institute marking the upcoming Victory Day on December 16.
The event began on December 1.
Noted poets including Asad Chowdhury, Nirmalendu Goon, Tarik Sujat, Kazi Rosy, Nurul Huda, Aslam Sunny, Ashim Saha, and others presented self-penned poems at the programme.
The theme of the evening was Ghore Ghore Durgo [build fort in every home].
Poet Asad Chowdhury recited his popular poem Report 1971 at the programme with full emotion. The poem depicts atrocities done by the Pakistani invading army in 1971 and also highlights courage of the freedom fighters.
Poet Nurul Huda recited Bijoyee Bangalee, which also depicts gallantry of the freedom fighters.
Tarik Sujat’s poem ‘Wrin—September on Jessore Road’ pays tribute to US poet Allen Ginsberg who wrote the famous poem titled ‘September on Jessore Road’ featuring sufferings of the refugees on their way of escaping Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in the dreadful days of the war.
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