Birth anniversaries of Tagore, Nazrul, Sukanta observed

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:24, Jul 15,2017 | Updated: 00:27, Jul 16,2017


Artistes of Udichi present a dance at the programme. — New Age photo

Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Sukanta Bhattacharya championed humanity and protested at the oppression and injustice in the society through their literary works. The three poets greatly enriched Bangla literature with their timeless creations, which will continue to inspire generations of readers and writers; said speakers at a programme at the Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday.
Bangladesh Udichi Shilpy Goshthi organised the programme which featured discussion, musical performances, dance recitals and others.
The birth anniversaries of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore and national poet Kazi Nazrul were celebrated on May 7 and May 25, respectively, while Sukanto’s birth anniversary will be observed on August 15.
Professor of Dhaka University Dr. Mohamad Azam spoke on Rabindranath Tagore at the programme. Professor of Jagannath University Dr. Hosne Ara Jolly delivered a lecture on Kazi Nazrul Islam, while Professor of Jahangirnagar University Himel Barkat spoke on life and contributions of Sukanta Bhattacharya on the occasion.
Acting president of Dhaka Mahanagar Udichi Nibash De presided over the session.
Artistes of Udichi’s Uttara, Gulshan, Savar, Turag, Mirpur and other branches entertained the audience by presenting songs and dance recitals at the programme.
Dhaka Mahanagar Udichi staged a colourful group dance recital syncronised with Sukanko’s song Hey Mohamanob Ekbar Esho Phirey at the event.
The audience greatly enjoyed group renditions of popular songs of three poets including Rabindranath Tagore’s Aji Bangladesher Hridoy Hote and Anandoloke Mongolaloke, Nazrul’s Durgam Giri Kantar Moru and Sukanta’s Himalaya Theke Sundarban by Udichi artistes at the show.

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