Recitation artistes protest at violence against women

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:51, Jan 15,2021


Female recitation artistes from Sylhet participate in an online programme arranged by Bangladesh Abritti Sangathan Samannay Parishad  on Friday.

Female recitation artistes from Sylhet protested at violence against women reciting poems in an online programme held on Friday.

The programme titled Amra Nemechhi Pathe was organised by Bangladesh Abritti Sangathan Samannay Parishad, which has been streaming live online recitation shows every Friday from October 16 to entertain poetry lovers amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Artistes namely Srotoswini Sneha, Dipti Chowdhury, Anta Rahman, Purobi Deb, Debi Sarkar, Anamika Anu, Fariha Tasnim Prima, Mithila Chowdhury,  Dristi Chowdhury, Tasfia Islam, Afruja Tanjum, Joya Rani, Sharmin Sultana, Jannatul Maowa and others recited poems penned by renowned poets namely Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Birendra Chattopadhyay, Subodh Sarkar, Mallika Sengupta, Maruf Raihan and others at the programme.

Monir Hossain, director of Bangladesh Abritti Sangathan Samannay Parishad, Sylhet, delivered the welcome speech at the programme, which was hosted by recitation artiste Fahmida Sultana Suchi.

Recitation artiste Srotoswini Sneha commenced the programme reciting Rabindranath Tagore’s poem Pran. Following which, Anamika Anu recited Maruf Raihan’s Sabuj Sharite Lal Rakter Chop, Debi Sarkar recited Sudipta Chwodhury’s Pratibadi Nari, Drishti Chowdhury rectited Birendra Chattopadhyay’s Tin Paharer Swapna, Mithila Chowdhury recited Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Kandari Hushiar, Afruja Tanjum recited Subodh Sarkar’s poem Saree, Joya Rani recited Mallika Sengupta’s Kanya Slok, Tasnim Prima recited Tomake Astei Hobe, Jannatul Maowa recited Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Nari and Sharmin Sultana recited Rabindranath Tagore’s Nirjharer Swapna Bhango, among others.

‘We have been streaming online recitation shows on Facebook every Friday from October 16. Today’s event featured artistes from Sylhet division who protested at violence against women. We have received huge responses from poetry lovers. We urge all to watch our upcoming programmes,’ said Monir Hossain, director of Bangladesh Abritti Sangathan Samannay Parishad, Sylhet.

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