Artistes pay tribute to MandelaCultural Correspondent
Local artistes paid tribute to the recently demised South African leader Nelson Mandela through presenting music and recitation at a commemorative programme organised by Ganasangeet Sammnoy Parisad at the Central Shaheed Minar on Monday.
Leaders of Sammilito Sangskritik Jote like Golam Kuddus, Hasan Arif, Mizanur Rahman and Mohammad Samad delivered speeches focusing on the late leader’s uncompromising stance against racism and his contribution towards developing a peaceful society in the African country.
The discussion session was followed by lighting candles by the people from all walks of life and by placing flower wreaths in front of the picture of the great leader.
The artistes of the organisation presented an inspirational song titled Jayetu joyetu Mandela and highlighted the Nobel Laureate as a symbol of peace in the contemporary chaotic world. The chorus also rendered Rabindranath Tagore’s inspirational number Aguner paroshmoni.
Noted peoples’ song singer Fakir Alamgir presented his popular number Kalo kalo manusher deshe oi kalo matitey, the song once presented in presence of Nelson Mandela where the leader danced to the song while visiting Dhaka in 1997.
Popular recitation artiste Rafiqul Islam entertained the audience presenting Shamsur Rahman’s poem Bible-er kalo akkhar in his stentorian voice. Mashkur Sattar Kallol recited Binoy Chattaopadhyay’s poem Je manush ti fasol foliyechhilo. Poet Lili Haque recited her self-composed poem praising Mandela’s contribution titled Sundorer Jonno Juddho Ghosona Korchhi in the programme.
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