Mymensingh Observed The 149th Birth Anniversary Of Rabindranath

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Rabindra Parshad, Mymensingh observed the 149th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore with a cultural programme on the evening of May 8. The programme was held under a banyan tree at the Teachers’ Training College (formerly the abode of the Muktagachha Zamindars). Tagore was greeted by the then Muktagachha Zamindars on February 15, 1926 during his Mymensingh visit at this venue.

The programme included a discussion, musical soiree and poetry recitation. Members of Alokdhara, a cultural organisation, performed popular Rabindra Sangeet while artistes of Udhya Digangan and Swabdha Abritti Charcha Kendra recited poems including “Ami Bhoy Korba Na”, “Amra Shobai Raja”, “Maa-ke Amar Porena Mon-e” and “Dui Bigha Jami”.

Earlier, a discussion was held with Professor Mohammad Mukarram Hossein, president of Rabindra Parshad, in the chair.

Professor TMM Nurul Modasser Chowdhury of Fine Arts Department of Rajshahi University; principal of Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam College Dr. Marufi Khan; eminent Tagore singer, Professor Sumita Naha; Deputy Commissioner of Mymensingh, Lokman Hossain Miah; Mohammad Saidur Rahman Khan, principal of Teachers Training College; Professor Tofazzol Hossain and sadar upazila chairman Fayzur Rahman Fakir spoke at the discussion, among others. Advocate Habibuzzaman Khurram, secretary of Rabindra Parshad, delivered the welcome speech.

The speakers at the discussion said that Rabindranath has become a part and parcel of our every joy and woe through his writings. Terming Tagore as the architect of our culture, they said that he depicted political and social truths in his writings.

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