'Jalao Alo Apon Alo'
To promote the younger recitation artistes, Bangladesh Abritti Samonwoy Parishod (BASP), a common platform of the recitation troupes in the country, in association with Liberation War Museum arranged a recitation programme at the Liberation War Museum on November 30.
On the occasion eight young artistes from four troupes recited 17 poems by poets such as Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Shamsur Rahman, Syed Shamsul Haque, Nirmalendu Gaun, Rudra Muhammad Shahidullah and Humayun Azad.
Eminent recitation artiste Kazi Arif, the presidium member of BASP, was in the chair. Recitation artiste Quamrul Hassan Manzu and Trustee Member of Liberation War Museum Mafidul Haque delivered speeches at the programme. Mashqur-A-Sattar, organising secretary of BASP, gave the welcome speech.
Discussants at the programme highly appreciated the arrangement of BASP to promote younger artistes. Focusing the interrelationship between poetry and society they also said that recitation practice is not a mere art form, rather it helps the artistes to be socially conscious.
The programme began with M. Masrur Hossain's recitation of Tagore's poem Ami; from Muktodhwoni, a Chittagong based organisation. Suparno Barua Munni, from the same organisation, also recited two poems at the programme. Asif Muhammad Tanvir and Piasa Barua from Anyaswar, Chittagong also participated. Participants from Prokash Shahitya Sanskritik Sangothon, Shormi Chowdhury recited four poems and Zakia Tanzin recited three poems. Asma-ul-Husna and Camellia Jelly both from Nandankanon also recited poems at the programme.