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36th National Poetry Festival 2024 on Feb 1-2

36th National Poetry Festival 2024 on Feb 1-2

The 36th 'National Poetry Festival-2024' will be held at Hakim Chattar adjacent to Dhaka University Central Library from Feb 1-2. Poets from Argentina, Nepal, Germany, Iraq, the Philippines and other countries would participate in the festival. Jatiyo Kabita Parishad General Secretary Tariq Sujat disclosed the information at a press conference at the Jatiyo Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday (Jan 30), local media reported.

The slogan of this year's National Poetry Festival is – 'Juddho Gonohattya Shoha Na Kobita' (Poetry does not tolerate war, genocide).

Poet Nirmalendu Goon, who won the Ekushey Padak, Independence Day Award and Bangla Academy Literary Award, will inaugurate the 36th 'National Poetry Festival 2024'.

President of Jatiyo Kabita Parishad and Pro Vice-Chancellor of DU Prof Muhammad Samad was present at the press conference.

Convener of National Poetry Festival parishad Shihab Sarkar and various sub-committee conveners Rubi Rahman, Aminur Rahman Sultan, Dilara Hafiz, Nasir Ahmmed and Aslam Sani were also present at the press conference.