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SAARC Literary Fest Dhaka begins today

Programme Schedule
Date: February 27th
Venue: Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka
Inauguration Ceremony

09:30 am    Guests take their seats

10:28 am    Arrival of the Prime Minister

10:30 am    National Anthem

10:32 am    Recitation of Shamsur Rahman's “Shadhinata Tumi” with   Translation

10:37 am    Welcome Address: Selina Hossain, President, WRITE Foundation

10:42 am    Address: Ajeet Cour, President, Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature

10:47 am    Address: Syed Shamsul Huq, Special Guest

10:52 am    Address: Asaduzzaman Noor, Cultural Affairs Minister, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

10:57 am    Vote of Thanks: Rubana Huq, General Secretary, WRITE Foundation

11:02 am    Address by the Chief Guest: Sheikh Hasina, Honourable Prime Minister, Government of the People's Republic of  Bangladesh

11:17 am    National Anthem

11:20 am    Departure of the Prime Minister

12:15-1:30 pm    Presentation of Academic Papers
    by Abhi Subedi, Ravishankar Bal, Sukrita Paul Kumar and Kamala Wijeratne
                   Chaired by Syed Manzoorul Islam

2:30-3:30 pm    Partition Literature
    With Sukrita Paul Kumar, Mofidul Hoque, Selina Hossain, Hoshang Merchant and Professor Refaqat Ali Khan, Moderated by Dr. Niaz Zaman

3:30-4:30 pm    Presentation of Academic Papers
    By M.A. Nuhman, Bal Bahadur Thapa, Prakash Subedi and Shiva Rijal
    Chaired by Shamsuzzaman Khan

4:30-5:30 pm    Historical Fault Lines and Reconciliation
    With Syed Shamsul Haq and Samaresh Majumdar Moderated by Syed Badrul Ahsan

5:30-6:30 pm        Poetry Session: South Asian and Bengali Poets
    Chaired by Kamal Chowdhury
February 28:     Venue: Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka

9:30-10:30 am    Presentation of Academic Papers
    By Pratibha Ray, Farheen Chaudhury, Keshab Sigdel and Prakash Subedi, Chaired by Nurul Huda

11-12:30 pm         Poetry Session: South Asian and Bengali Poets
    Chaired by Asad Chowdhury

2-3:30 pm    Publishing in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
    with Ritu Menon and  Hamidul Mishbah.
    Chaired by Mohiuddin Ahmed
    Moderated by Dr. Fakrul Alam
    UPL Book launch
    “1947, 1971 and Modern South Asia: Partition's Post Amnesias” by Ananya Kabir

3:30-4:30 pm    Poetry Session: South Asian and Bengali Poets
    Chaired by Habibullah Shiraji

4:30-5:30 pm    Emerging Writers
    with Anis Ahmed and Maria Chaudhury
    Chaired by Dr. Fakrul Alam.
    Launching of the new monsoonletters.com anthology, published by UPL
    Recitation by 5 new poets

5:30pm    Closing Ceremony
    Addresses by Samaresh Mazumdar, Fakrul Alam and Kamal Chowdhury
    Performance and poem by Ibrahim Waheed
    Awards giving of the Muse Masters competition, organised by British Council and monsoonletters.com
    Poetry recitation by the three winners of Muse Masters

The Daily Star is the media partner for this event.

Published: 12:00 am Thursday, February 27, 2014

Last modified: 12:46 am Thursday, February 27, 2014

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