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Nat’l poetry fest begins on Thursday

Independent Online Desk
Nat’l poetry fest begins on Thursday

A two-day long National poetry festival titled ‘Kobita Utshob’ will begin on Thursday on the Dhaka University campus. 

Jatiyo Kobita Parishad will organize the 32nd version of the annual festival dedicating to late poet Sajjad Kadir who breathed his last on April 6, 2017.   

Poet Belal Choudhury will inaugurate the festival while poetry council president Muhammad Samad will preside over the inauguration ceremony of the festival.

A total of 17 poets from nine countries will attend the programme while 300 local poets will also participate in the event with their poems. 

Poet Tarik Sujit of Kobita Praishad read out a written speech while President of the Praishad Muhammad Samad presided over a programme organized on Tuesday to brief the journalists about the upcoming festival. 

They informed that the festival formalities will begin with the placing of wraths at the graves of the National poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, Patua Kamrul Hassan and at the central Shahid Minar. 

Regarding the festival, poet Samad said that this poetry festival is a unique arrangement for Bangla language literature. And this festival is not only for poets but also for all people, he said adding that main purpose of it is to talk about the people and their life.

The festival has been organised each year since 1989. 

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