RANGPUR: The two-day forth International Poetry Festival ended amid huge enthusiasm and colourful concluding ceremony held at conference room of Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the city on Sunday night, reports BSS.
Over 150 poets of Bangladesh, India and Nepal participated in the festival arranged by Rangpur-based reputed literary newspaper the ‘Natun Shahittya Potrika’.Earlier, Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman inaugurated the festival as the chief guest in the launching ceremony held on Saturday afternoon with noted educationist Professor Muhammad Alim Uddin in the chair. Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping and poet Md Abdus Samad Faruk attended the concluding ceremony as the chief guest with Convener of the festival and Editor of the ‘Natun Shahittya Potrika’ Poet Mahfil Haque in the chair. Professor Muhammad Alim Uddin and Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping poet Mohammad Abdul Mannan, poet Nurul Islam Sarder also addressed the concluding function.
Indian poets Alok Bandopaddhya, Sankar Saha, Shahnewaz Rahamatullah and Dilruba Ahmed, Nepalese poets Bhabana Pakhrel, Sochir Bahadur and Hemraj Pandit, Matiur Rahman Basunia, Dr Mofizul Islam Mantu, Rafikur Rashid, Shakil Masud and other poets recited their self-composed poetries.