Bangla Academy observes Tagore death anniversary


Thursday, August 11th, 2011


Karunamaya Goswami speaks at the programme

 

Staff Correspondent

 

On the occasion of the 70th death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Bangla Academy organised a discussion and cultural programme. At the programme, Karunamaya Goswami read out the keynote paper on “Reality in allegorical plays of Tagore”.

 

Shamsuzzaman Khan, director general of Bangla Academy, delivered the welcome speech. National Professor and president of Bangla Academy, Kabir Chowdhury, presided over the programme.

 

Karunamaya Goswami said, “If a play does not reflect the various aspects of reality, then it does not have the merit to be valued. All Tagore’s plays deal with human emotions and crises.”

 

Kabir Chowdhury said, “Bengali plays have been enriched by Tagore’s writing. Drama has the immense power to enlighten our souls and rejuvenate us.”

 

Shamsuzzaman Khan said, “Tagore was acclaimed globally as a scholar. His spirit remains alive.”

 

After the discussion, noted Tagore artistes Sadi Muhammad and Audity Mohsin rendered songs at the programme.

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