Cultural organisation Chhaya-naut paid tribute to Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore organising a two-day Rabindra Utsab last week at its auditorium in Dhanmondi.
Chhayanaut vice-president Abul Hasnat and its general secretary Laisa Ahmed Lisa, among others, inaugurated the festival by lighting candles at Chhayanaut Cultural Centre while artistes of Chhayanaut rendered popular Tagore song Kobey ami bahir holem.
The cultural show at the auditorium began with artistes rendering the song Bajao tumi kobi. AbulHasnat gave the welcome speech at the event.
‘Chhayanaut has been working to popularise Tagore’s works for decades. Though the organisation has faced many difficulties, it never backed down,’ said AbulHasnat.
Artistes presented songs addressing issues like nature, devotion, human relationship and others.
In solos, Abhay Dutta rendered Anandadhara bohichhe bhubane, Tahmid Wasif Ribhu sang Ki gaboa miki shunabo, Farjana AkterPopy rendered Aaji e ananda sandhya, Partha Pratim Roy sang Shadathakoanandey, Sejuti Barua performed Praney khushir tufan, Mustafizur Rahman Turjo sang Gaye amar pulok lagey, Abhik Deb rendered Emon diney tarey bola jay, Mahiuzzaman Chowdhury Moyna sang Chitta amar haralo and Kanchan Mustafa rendered Rimik Jhimik Jhore, among others, on the opening day of the festival.
Besides, artistes presented chorus songs like Megher pore megh, Pathik megher dal, Saraboner gaganer gay and others.
Renowned recitation artiste Bhaswar Bandyopadhyay recited Lipika theke bani.
Artistes presented group dance recitals synchronised with songs like Bahe nirantaro anonto aanondodhaara and Tomarananda oi alodarey.
The festival ended on Saturday. The concluding day featured romantic and devotional songs of Tagore along with dance and recitation.
Seasoned Tagore singers Abdul Wahud, Fahim Hossain Chowdhury, Laisa Ahmed Lisa, Lili Islam, Dipti Talukdar, Shutopa Saha and Chanchal Boral, among others, entertained the audience at event.