Udichi’s elocutionists recite poems

Cultural Correspondent
Thursday, March 8th, 2018


 

Elocutionists of Udichi Dhaka Mahanagar Sangsad enthralled the audience reciting poems depicting irregularities, abnormalities and anomalies in the society, human rights and others at a event which was held at Music and Dance Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on March 2.

 

Elocutionist Belayet Hossain started the event, which was organised marking the golden jubilee of Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigoshthi, read out several poems including celebrated poets Abul Hasan’s Nishongota, Taslima Nasrin’s Bangabhongo, Joy Goswami’s Tutorial and Kayes Ahmed’s Kustobyadhi.

 

At the programme, Shafiul Goni presented a recitation production titled ’52 to 71’. The production, compiled by Shafiul Gani, depicted the history of Bangladesh’s struggle for independence, sacrifices of women in the Liberation War, violence against women in contemporary society and others.

 

Elocutionists Amlan Ovi, Shikha Sen, Sumit Pal, Taposhi Roy, Anita Das Afroza Murtuza and others read out popular poems like Rabindranath Tagore’s Meghdut, Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Dhumketu, Nirmalendu Goon’s Shiyore Bangladesh, Asad Chowdhury’s Report 71, Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Shei Shab Swapno, Shuvo Dasgupta’s Ami Shei Meye, Devleena Saha Roy’s Nosto Meye and others.

 

Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigoshthi is the largest cultural organisation in the country. The organisation’s goal is the struggle to build what it deems a just, free, and equal society. It was organised in East Pakistan by revolutionary novelists Satyen Sen, Ranesh Das Gupta along with numerous youths in 1968, and through 1971 it operated a cultural campaign. At the opening of the Bangladesh Liberation War, its members fought for independence. In 2013, the organisation was awarded the Ekushey Padak, the country’s most prestigious award.

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