Che Guevara rememberedCultural Correspondent
Che Guevara, the iconic Argentine Marxist revolutionary, intellectual and guerrilla leader, was recalled through a programme marking his 84th birth anniversary which was held at the Liberation War Museum premises in the capital on Thursday.
Cultural organisation Wrishijo organised the programme, which includes a discussion session following by a cultural programme, to bestow honour to the revolutionary leader.
Rashed Khan Menon, president of Bangladesh Workers’ Party, was present at the show as chief guest along with Haidar Akbar Khan Rano, member of the presidential body of Bangladesh Communist Party, Golam Kuddus, vice-president of Bangladesh Sangskritik Jote and Fakir Alamgir, noted cultural personality, attended the discussion session as special guests.
Revealing the sacrifices that Che made for the sake of his people, Rashed Khan Menon regretted over the current situation of the country where Che’s image is used for corporate purpose. Menon also said, ‘Che always remain alive in the hearts of deprived people regardless ethnicity, religion or cast.’
At his speech, Haidar Akbar Khan Rano, shared his experiences with Che when he visited Cuba. He also talked about Che courageous mission to Africa to liberate the general people of the continent.
Golam Kuddus, in his informative speech, upheld the brief life sketch of Che Guevara.
The discussion session was followed by a colourful cultural show where artistes from different cultural organisations participated.
The cultural show began with chorus rendition of Ora amader gaan gaite dey na, Manusher majhe basohbas and Bhoy ki moroney while Kranti Shilpagosthi rendered Eto bidroho kokhono dekhini and Jhar utchhe jhar in group presentation.
Fakir Alamgir, in his stentorian voice, presented Tobu jege uthe amore pran and Kaalo kaalo manusher deshey in solo presentation. Recitation artiste Laila Afroz read out some selected parts of Che’s letter to Fidel Castro.
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