• Thursday, November 27, 2014

Programmes abound on Tagore's birth anniversary

Amanur Aman, Kushtia

A three-day event marking the 153rd birth anniversary of Tagore ended on Saturday. People from all walks of life urged the government to show greater commitment to preserve the memory of the great poet.
The programmes included a discussion on Tagore's life and works, renditions of solo and chorals songs, dance-dramas and poetry recitation.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu inaugurated the programme on Thursday.
A village fair was also arranged on the occasion. Kushtia district administration arranged the programme.
Shelaidah is considered the locale where Rabindranath's literary pursuits and social work flourished. He came there several times and familiarised himself with the philosophy of great bauls like Fakir Lalon Shah and Gagan Harkara.
A three-storey Kuthibari by the side of the Padma River is situated here. The main house is preserved by the Department of Archaeology.
“Shelaidah Kuthibari was, as it were, the heart of Rabindranath. It frequently appeared in many of his writings,” said folk researcher, Professor of Bangla at Islamic University, Dr. Abul Ahsan Choudhury.

Ahmed Humayun Kabir Topu, Pabna
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A Rabindra festival spanning three days, marking birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore concluded in Shahzadpur Kacharibari in Sirajganj on Saturday. A discussion and cultural programme was held on the occasion in Kacharibari on Saturday night.
Lawmaker Md. Hasibur Rahman Swapon spoke as the chief guest, chaired by Md. Billal Hossain, deputy commissioner of Sirajganj.
The speakers stressed on reading Rabindranath Tagore's work for learning Bangla literature properly.
A lyrical play “Shamanno Khoti” was performed, along with music and dance by artistes of Sirajganj and Dhaka.

Aminul Islam, Mymensingh
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Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammilon Parishad, Mymensingh unit organised a programme on Thursday marking the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.
The programmes included a discussion, musical soiree and dance performances, held at Boishakhi Mancha at Shaheeb Quarter Park area.
Progoti Lekhak Sangha and Alokmoy Naha Sangeet Bidhyaton also jointly organised a programme at Town Hall premises Thursday evening. Poet Amjad Dulon, Sajal Koraishi, Tridiv Kar, Yeazdani Koraishi took part in recitation session. Later, a dance drama “Chandralish” was staged. Directed by Elora Imam Shanta, the cast of the dance drama included Pushpita, Swachha, Reya, Deya and Kanchan.
Speakers at the discussion termed Tagore as a transforming intellectual force in society. He brought new dimensions to all branches of Bengali literature, giving a new direction for future generations, they added.

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