The Embassy of Bangladesh in Seoul in partnership with the Embassy of India in Seoul, Indian Art Museum, Tagore Society of Korea and the Bengali Association of Korea and expatriate Bangladeshis celebrated the ‘Rabindra-Nazrul Jayanti’ and Centenary of the publication of Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Poem-‘Bidrohi’ (The Rebel) on Saturday on virtual platform.
In this regard, a cultural presentation on the music and poems written by Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam was released which is available on the official Facebook page of the Embassy (https://www.facebook.com/BangladeshEmbassySeoul).
The event was divided into two segments. The first part, conducted by Ambassador Abida Islam, consisted of congratulatory speeches by Sripriya Ranganathan, Indian Ambassador to South Korea, Padma Shri Dr Kim Yang-shik, director of Indian Art Museum in Seoul and a discussion on Nazrul's poem Bidrohi by Kalyani Kazi, the daughter-in-law of the poet.
It also included the recitation of the poems including recitations of the poem Bidrohi coupled with performance. In addition, members of the Tagore Society of Korea recited Tagore's poems in Korean from Gitanjali.
The second segment of the event consisted of the dance and song recitals from the songs on the six seasons of the Bengali calendar written by both Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam.
Members of the Bangladesh Embassy in Seoul, Tagore Society of Korea and Bengali Association of Korea participated in this cultural event.