Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Nazrul birth anniversary -- the Rajshahi way

Nazrul birth anniversary -- the Rajshahi way
Artistes take part in the cultural event Photo: STAR
The 109th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam was celebrated in Rajshahi on Sunday. Samilito Sangskritik Jote, Rajshahi organised a colourful cultural function at the open stage of Shahid Minar Mancha, Buban Mohon Park in the evening.

Different cultural organisations rendered songs, recitation, and dances.

Students from Shailee Art and Sangeet Biddyapit, Udayan Sangeetaloy, Sri Sangeetaloy, Sur-Dhoni Sangeet Biddyaloy, Silpasram Lalitakala Academy rendered Nazrul's songs.

Students from Sundaram Shilpalok Academy recited Nazrul poems.

Mancha Katha Theatre held a discussion followed by a cultural function at its premises. Nazrul exponents Abdus Salam, Aleya Mahmud, Abul Hossain, Mahmud Sarker, Monwar Hossain and Kajal Rekha participated in the discussion.

Habib, Sohag, Amjad and Rakib recited Nazrul's poetry, while Ayen Uddin, Jyoti and Sharier Joy rendered Nazul songs.

Barendra Sahitto Sangskritik Sangsad organised a discussion and a recitation at the Hasinaloy auditorium. The discussants said Nazrul's works played a pivotal role during the struggle against the British Raj as well as in the Liberation War. The great poet, they added, would remain in the public memory for his vision of love, freedom and be a spokesperson against injustice and war.

Among the speakers were Nazrul exponents M Obaidullah, Hasan Ali, Soaib Hossain, and ASM Rakib.

The cover of the fifth issue of Barendra Path, a quarterly literary magazine was displayed at the function.

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