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JU's recitation festival on Mohammad Rafiq begins

JU CORRESPONDENT | September 20, 2023 00:00:00

Jahangirnagar University (JU) is hosting a four-day recitation festival titled 'Kabi Mohammad Rafiq Abritti Utsab-2023'. This festival is organized by 'Dhwani', a recital organization based at the Teacher-Student Center (TSC) of the university.

The festival began on Monday with a joyous procession starting from the foot of the Amar Ekushey Sculpture. Various productions will be held at the Selim Al Deen Amphitheatre of the university until September 22.

On the second day of the festival (September 19), fiction writer, researcher, and essayist Akimun Rahman received an honorable mention. Reciter Mahmuda Akhter and poet-journalist Shimul Salahuddin presented solo performances. 'Dhwani' also showcased a performance titled 'Tomar Amar Ei Juddho Khetre,' written and directed by Mahajabin Sauda Jahan, an activist of 'Dhwani.' Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Nurul Alam was present as the chief guest.

On the third day (September 20), a memorial reading and a moment of silence will be observed in memory of poet Mohammad Rafiq at Selim Al Deen Muktamancha. Poet Mohammad Rafiq's younger brother Mohammad Tarek and poet, reciter, and news anchor Farzana Karim will participate in this event.

On this day, the Stamford University Literary Forum will present a production titled 'Payer Awaz Pawa Jay.' In addition, reciters Masuduzzaman and Biplab Saha will participate in reciting poems and awarding certificates to new members of 'Dhwani.' University's Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Administration) Professor Sheikh Md. Monjurul Huq will be present.

On the concluding day of the festival (September 22), the curtain will come down with a 'reunion' of fresh and old members of 'Dhwani.'

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