Since monsoon has set in, it is time to celebrate the season. Poets of the stature of Bidyapati, Chandidas, Kalidas, Joydev, Rabindranath Tagor, Kazi Nazrul Islamand Jibanananda Das uniquely portrayed the beauty and connotation of monsoon in their poems and musical compositions. The pitter-patter of the season witnesses plenty of fairs and festivals celebrated with dancing, singing and feasting to welcome the rains.
To usher in the monsoon, cultural organisation Satyen Sen Shilpi Goshthi organised Borsha Utsab 1425 on Friday morning at Bokultola, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.
The programme started off with the rendition of a monsoon Raga Mian Ki Malhar by Shekhar Mandal. Renowned Tagore singer Fahim Hossain Chowdhury performed a song 'Poob Hawatey Daye Dola' while seasoned singer Suman Majumder rendered a Nazrul song 'Shawon Ashilo Phirey'. Noted Nazrul singer Dr. Leena Taposhi Khan and Tagore artiste Anima Roy also performed at the event.
The programme included performance of solo and choral songs, group dances, poetry recitation and discussion.
The DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Akhtaruzzaman, president of Sammilito Sangskritik Jote, Golam Kuddus and the general secretary of Satyen Sen Shilpi Goshthi Manzar Chowdhury and the vice president of the organisation Dr. Nigar Chowdhury took part in the discussion.