Poems on mother move audiencesCultural Correspondent
Poems depicting the everlasting love and contributions of mother to the children made the audiences emotional at a recitation programme held at Sawkat Osman Auditorium in the Central Public Library on Wednesday.
The programme titled Ma, Amar Ma (Mother, My Mother) was organised by recitation organisation Charukantha Abritti Sansad to celebrate International Mothers’ Day, which falls on May 13.
The artistes of Charukantha presented a compilation of poems from by different poets including Niranjan Adihikari. The production also contained different essays and articles highlighting motherhood.
The show began with recitation from Lutfar Rahman Ritan’s essay depicting the glorious spirit of a mother for her child. The artistes’ presentation of pallikabi Jasimuddin’s evergreen dramatic monologue titled Palli Janani depicting a rural mother’s grief for her dying son made the audience cry.
A soft and passionate image of a mother created through the recitation of Abu Zafar Obaidullah’s Mago Ora Boley, based on the Language Movement of 1952, created a gloomy atmosphere in the hall. Some stanzas from Poet Shamsur Rahman’s Kakhono Ma K-e and Sankha Ghosh’s Balo Tar-e Shanto Shanto were also appealing presentations.
Artistes of Charukantha including GM Morshed, Umme Samia Afrin, Sumaiya Mahzabin Tithi, Anowar Parvez, JHinuk Halder and Niranjan Adihikari in group presented poems by Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Devi Ray, Mahon Raihan and Ratneshar Devi.
A recorded projection of the evergreen lullaby of the Bangla literature tiled Ghum Parani Mashipishi, played in between recitations, added a different dimension to the recitation programme. Another recorded track of the timeless song Pother klanti bhule was also a relief for the audience.
About the show, Niranjan Adihikari, the chief of the organisation, told New Age, ‘The programme is a little effort from Charukantha to convey our gratitude and love for mother.’
A remarkable number of audiences enjoyed the show at the rainy evening. Naimur Rahman, a student of Dhaka University, said, ‘The show made me emotional.’
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