Voice against imperialism and fundamentalism
Udichi Shilpi Goshthi organised a cultural function at Udichi auditorium in the town on Monday evening, marking the conference of Pragati Lekhak Sangha Mymensingh.
The programme also included a poetry recitation session.
The artistes rendered gono sangeet that enthralled the capacity auditorium.
Poets Swadhin Chowdhury, Sabbir Reza, Amjad Dulon, Sajal Koraishi and Dilip Sen recited poems at the cultural show.
Later, a conference was held. Eminent columnist and writer Prof. Zatin Sarker was the chief guest. Dr. Prodip Kumar Kar presented the keynote paper.
Professor Ratan Siddique, Professor Sumita Naha, a prominent Tagore singer; and Professor Nazrul Hayat took part in a discussion at the conference.
The speakers said fundamentalism created anarchy not only in Bangladesh but also in many parts of the world. Now is the time for progressive forces to come forward and tackle this evil. This will be paramount in establishing a secular society and progressive writers could contribute a lot on this front.
A 15-member committee of the forum was also formed. Dr. Prodip Kumar Kar and poet Yeazdani Koraishi Kajal were selected president and secretary of the forum respectively for a two year term.