A platform for poets
Abriti Kanan, a platform for poets of the district, held its launching programme in Dinajpur recently. The programme, featuring recitation of Tagore poems, was a tribute to the Nobel laureate poet on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary.
The programme, organised at the premises of the new Dinajpur Shilpakala Academy, attracted an enthusiastic audience.
Poet Ashiqullah Shah inaugurated the programme and spoke as chief guest.
Kazi Borhan, head of Dinajpur Natya Samiti, and Sultan Kamaluddin, a noted cultural organiser of the district, were special guests at the inaugural session.
Md. Shafiqul Haque Chhutu, former mayor of Dinajpur and president of the organisaition, chaired the discussion.
At the discussion, the speakers hailed the setting up of an organisation that brought poets together. Abriti Kanan, they said, would expand the cultural arena of the district as well as help advance recitation practice.
The evening started with a group recitation of Tagore's “Debotar Grash” and wrapped up with “Jai Gobinder Jai”.
Abriti Kanan is an affiliated organisation of Bangladesh Abriti Samannay Parishad. Eminent actor and lawmaker Asaduzzaman Noor is the president of Bangladesh Abriti Samannay Parishad.
At present the organisation has 280 branches across the country.