As in the previous years, Aranyak Natyadal arranged a cultural programme to observe May Day in front of the Central Shaheed Minar in the city on Friday morning.
The organiser arranged ‘Patha Nataker Gaan’ – songs used in the street plays, recitation of poems and solo performance of Farida Pervin. The organisers also launched a website of Aranyak.In the programme Comrade Jasim Uddin Mandal was present as chief guest while poet Nirmalendu Goon, theatre personality Mamunur Rashid, playwright Mannan Hira, and actor Momena Choudhury among others were present in the function.
Mamunur Rashid in his welcome speech said that politicians of our country always deprive the workers of the enjoyment of their rights. Now the pro-liberation war government has come into power, and this government, he hoped, would take necessary steps to fulfil the rights of the workers.Comrade Jasim Uddin Mondol said that there is nothing called democracy in the world. He added, ‘We are the labourer of hammer-user. We have to break the rich society with hammer.’
In the programme Comrade Jasim Uddin Mondol inaugurated Arantak’s website: www.aranyak.com.Poet Nirmalendu Goon, Hasan Arif, Mahidul Islam, Laila Afroz recited poetry in the recitation session.The organisers sang ‘patha nataker gaan’ in chorus. Four songs from the street plays including ‘Ghumer Manus’, ‘Manga Kahini’ and ‘Khekshial were sung in chorus.
Farida Pervin sang six songs in the programme. She delighted the audience by singing ‘O pakhi ai dekhejak mon’, ‘Ei Padma, ei Megna, ei Jumuna’, ‘Boro sankata pore dayal’, ‘Tin pagoler holo mela’, ‘Sob loke koy Lalon ki jat sangsare’, and ‘Milon hobe koto dine’.