Wednesday 19 June 2019 ,
Wednesday 19 June 2019 ,
Latest News
  • World Cup Cricket: England set 398 runs target for Afghanistan
  • Kalyanpur petrol pump fire under control
  • 35,82,347 cases pending at country’s courts: Minister
  • DIG Mizan braces for action; process underway: Home minister
  • Ecnec approves 11 projects involving Tk 8,053 cr
  • Remove and destroy expired medicines in 30 days: HC
2 February, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Print

33rd ‘Jatiya Kobita Utsab’ being held

Poet Habibullah Siraji to be honoured today
UNB, Dhaka
33rd ‘Jatiya Kobita Utsab’ being held

The 33rd edition of ‘Jatiya Kobita Utsab’ (National Poetry Festival) has begun at the Dhaka University’s Central Library square yesterday. This year’s slogan of the two-day festival is ‘Bangalir Joy Kobitar Joy’ (The Victory of Bangali is the Victory of Poetry). The festival originally began in 1987 with a view to raising voices through poems against dictatorship and tyranny. Jatiya Kobita Utsab 2019, organised by Jatiya Kobita Parishad, is dedicated to the 50-year anniversary of mass uprising of 1969 and its martyrs.

The inauguration took place after paying homage to National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, Patua Kamrul Hasan and the martyrs of Language Movement. Noted Bangladeshi poet Asad Chowdhury opened the festival. In his speech, he said, “Jatiya Kobita Parishad, as a platform, is against communalism, fundamentalism and tyranny. We want to declare that the victory of Bangali is the victory of poetry”.

Jatiya Kabita Parishad General Secretary Tariq Sujat, Poet Ruby Rahman, festival convener Rabiul Hussain, among others attended the event.

Jatiya Kobita Parishad President Dr Mohammad Samad in his speech urged the government to declare February 1 as the ‘National Poetry Day’.

This year, poet Habibullah Siraji will be honoured for his contribution to poetry by Jatiya Kobita Parishad today, on the second day of the festival.

Famed names of Bangla literature, including Nirmalendu Gunn, Mahadev Saha, Kazi Rozi, Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir and many others will attend the festival today.

Nineteen foreign poets from 11 countries, including India, Sweden, Maldives, Turkey, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Spain, Uruguay, Congo and Malaysia will participate in sessions alongside Bangladeshi poets.

The festival is open for all. It will end today with Kobitar Gaan (Songs of Poetry). l

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
State minister for power Nasrul Hamid yesterday said everyone to have access to electricity by June. Do you think the feat achievable by the timeframe?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 49.7%
No 46.2%
No Comment 4.1%
Most Viewed
Digital Edition
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFri Sat
01
02030405060708
09101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
More Dhakalive stories
Curtain rises on ‘Bangladesh Int’l Theatre Festival’ tomorrow For the first time in the history of the country, an international theatre festival is going to be hosted by the government. Organised by Ministry of Cultural Affairs, the weeklong event titled ‘Bangladesh…

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting