Fatherhood glorified through poemsCultural Correspondent
The significance of a father in a child’s life, for a cheerful childhood and a secure future, was emphasised through recitation of poems, at a programme held on Friday at Sawkat Osman auditorium of Central Public Library in the capital.
The production titled ‘Baba’, compiled and directed by Masum Azizul Bashar, was presented by the Baikuntha artistes, with an introductory recitation by artiste Shimul Mustafa.
Subsequently, Jannatul Ferdous Juthi presented a self composed poem titled ‘Babar Proti Anek Rag Chhilo’. Juthi in her touchy poem depicted a child’s anguish over her father due to some misunderstandings. Though, at last, the poem highlights the spirit of fatherhood after the offspring’s realisation of reality.
Recitation artiste Enam Azizul and Mahbuba Alam Shimul respectively presented ‘Baba o Rabindranath-er galpaguccho’ and ‘Aaj-o mone porey’.
Abul Hasan’s poem ‘Chameli Haate Nimnamaner Manush’, recited by Mahmudul Hakim Tanvir, touched the hearts of the audience.
Tania Monalisa gave a soulful presentation of a village child’s affection for the father in the poem ‘Bazan’, composed by Sourav Adhikari. A more realistic aspect of a caring father was revealed through Mahuinur Mumu’s recitation of self-composed poem ‘Bastabbadi Baba’.
Ripan Kumar’s poem titled Baba, recited by Masum Azizul Bashar, depicted the natural cycle of a man’s life where a boy child of today becomes a father tomorrow.
About the production, Masum Aziuzul Bashar, told New Age, ‘I designed the production realising the fact that a very few poems have been composed glorifying fatherhood, though a father’s extreme affection for his child, without having a direct biological connection like mother’s do, has always amazed me. I just want to show respect to this love for children of a father.’
A hall-full audience enjoyed the show. Sushmita Borua, a university student, told New Age, ‘The show became enjoyable and touchy because of the large screen on stage where some very passionate images of father and child were screened throughout the show.’ On the other hand, Rakib, who is also a student, said that he was moved by the poems of the show.
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