Tagore, Nazrul and Sukanta recalled

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jul 24,2019


Wrishiz Shilpi Goshti artistes perform at the programme. — Ali Hossain Mintu

Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and eminent poet-playwright Sukanta Bhattacharya were recalled at a programme held at Sufia Kamal auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Monday.

Cultural organisation Wrishiz Shilpi Goshti organised the programme marking the birth anniversaries of the three poets.

The event featured a discussion, awards ceremony and cultural show.

State minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury attended the programme as the chief guest.

Vice chancellor of Rabindra University Bishwajit Ghosh, professor of drama and dramatics department at Jahangirnagar University Afsar Ahmed, renowned Tagore singers Tapan Mahmud and Rokaiya Hasan Nili and renowned Nazrul singer Ferdous Ara spoke at the event.

The event was presided over by people’s song singer Fakir Alamgir, president of Wrishiz Shilpi Goshti.

The event commenced with a discussion session where the guests spoke about the life and works of the poets.

‘Though it is the 21st century, people still believe in superstition. We still see baseless rumors being spread in society, which are causing unrest and deaths. This cannot be allowed to continue,’ said Afsar Ahmed.

Followed which, Afsar Ahmed, Ferdous Ara and Rokaiya Hasina Nili were honoured at the event.

The event also featured performances by Altaf Mahmud Sangeet Bidya Niketan, Anandan, Shamashar, Pancha Bhaskar and Wrishiz Shilpi Goshti.

In solo, Ferdous Ara, Tapan Mahmud, Fahim Hossain Chowdhury, Samar Barua and Biman Chandra Biswas rendered songs.

Iqbal Khorshed, Rafiqul Islam, Faizul Alam Pappu and Annaya Laboni Putul recited poems.

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