Poets and recitation artistes from different ethnic minority groups entertained the audience reciting poems in diverse languages at a programme held at the auditorium of Liberation War Museum in Sher-e Bangla Nagar on Saturday.
The programme titled ‘Antarjatik Matribasha Dibosh’ was organised by Liberation War Museum marking International Mother Language Day, which was observed on February 21.
Ethnic minority artistes recited poems in twelve languages including Hajong, Chakma, Deshwali, Manipuri, Santal, Khasia and others while the Bangla translations of the poems were recited by artistes namely Mohiuddin Shamim, Tamanna Sarwar Neepa, Raisa Mehzabin, Luna Shikder and others.
Poet Rabiul Hossain gave the welcome speech at the show.
‘We should be respectful towards ethnic minority groups and their languages,’ said Rabiul.
Mohiuddin Shamim commenced the programme reciting Shamsur Rahman’s famous poem Bornomala Amar Dukhini Bornomala.
Sohel Hajong recited a self-penned poem Hajong Mata Rashimoni in Hajong language, Trizinath Chakma recited a self-penned poem Sigun Koinna in Chakma language, Jatthangni Jumang recited the poem Jatisattar Swapno penned by Matendra Mankhin in Nagri script and Harowasako recited Icchepoka penned by Harendrath Singh, among others.
Besides, students of Agargoan Adarsha High School rendered two chorus songs Salam salam hajar salam and Ora amar mukher bhasha kaira nite chay.
The students also presented a group dance recital synchronised with the songs O prithibi ebar eshe Bangladesh nao chiniye.
The programme also included an exhibition featuring scripts and alphabets of different languages like Brahimi, Armenian, Tibetan alphabet, Sinhala, Gupta, Kutila, Bangla, Marma, Manipuri, Chakma, Santali, Garo, Sangskrit, Thai, Pali, Arabic and others.
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