A two-day ‘Jibananda Poetry Fair- 2019’ began on Shah Makhdum Degree College premises in Rajshahi city on Friday.
Kabikunja, a literary organisation, is hosting the fair creating an assembling place of many poets and literary cultural personalities from various parts of the country.Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton addressed the opening ceremony as the chief guest while Poet Makid Haider addressed it as focal person with Kabikunja President Prof Ruhul Amin Pramanik in the chair.
Member of Bangladesh Public Service Commission Abdul Mannan, Prof Hassan Azizul Haque, Rabindra Researcher Prof Sanat Kumar Shaha and Poet and Researcher Prof Tasiqul Islam Raja also spoke on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Liton said contribution of the literary and cultural personalities is very significant to the nation-building activities.
He told the audience that the present government is working relentlessly to this end.
Liton also underscored the need for boosting literary and cultural practices to make society beautiful. Successful promotion of cultural message could be vital means of keeping the younger generation away from various unsocial activities, he added.