A book, named ‘Proma O Labonne Ovik Osman’, on cultural activist Ovik Osman was launched on Friday in Chattogram.
Ovik Osman is a poet, dramatist, columnist and writer. He has penned 16 books.
‘Proma O Labonne Ovik Osman’ has been edited and compiled by journalist Nazim Uddin Shymol and poet Monirul Monir.
The book launching ceremony was organised by Khorimati at Bangabandhu Hall of Chattogram Press Club.
The book launching ceremony was followed by a discussion. Besides, artistes read excerpts from the book and presented recitation.
Literary personalities, educationists, businessmen, trade body leaders, cultural activists attended the programme where sociologist and vice-chancellor of Premier University Chattogram Anupam Sen was present as the chief guest.
‘Ovik Osman is a man of versatile talent. He does everything from the heart,’ said Anupam Sen.
Vice-chancellor of Chittagong University Shirin Akter , columnist Abul Momen, GPH Group Chairman Md Jahangir Alam, poet Rashed Rouf, GPH Ispat additional managing director Md Almas Shimul and Nazim Uddin Shaymol, among others, spoke at the ceremony, presided over by Dainik Azadi Editor M A Malek.
They said that Ovik Osman is a man with unique literary talent. His writings portray Liberation War, equality, nature, politics, humanity, social anomalies, human rights etc.
Following which, Sreyoshi Roy, Mujahidul Islam, Suvra Biswas, Rashed Hasan, Mili Chowdhury, Ayesha Haque Shimu, and Lubaba Ferdous Sayeka enthralled the audience reciting poems and works of Ovik Osman.
Ovik Osman was born on June 28 in 1956 at Boroma under Chandanaish upazila in Chattogram.
He was an activist of Desh Krishti Birodhi Andolon and participated at the Liberation War in 1971.
He was a student leader in 1970’s and started his profession as principal of Barama College.
Later, he joined Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry and served as secretary of the organisation for 30 years.
Ovik Osman also taught as a guest lecturer at dramatics department of CU and wrote articles on various subjects including art and culture. He received Chattogram City Corporation Prize for his contribution to literature. He is currently working as media advisor of GPH.
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