KOBITA UTSAV 2018 It’s a time to celebrate poetry

It would be more of a meet among — Poets their friends, listeners, followers meant for exchanging their creative thoughts through poetry. It is an initiative of Abrittilok, Kolkata, in association with Bratati Parampara in collaboration With Govt of India between 22 Feb-25Feb,2018 in Bengali Department, Visva Bharati, Sahitya Akademy & Ministry of Culture, Santiniketan and Kolkata. A curtain raiser of the same took place in association with Press Club Kolkata on 20 Feb, 6 PM in the august presence of Bratya Basu( IT MinistermB) followed by the audio enactment of Mrityunjay, a presentation by Nandikar at Kolkata Press Club. This year the focus is on the poets from North East region of India. 22 Feb at Lipika Santiniketan ) the inaugural ceremony would be graced by Amal Pal ( Head , Bengali Dep, Visva Bharati Gautam Paul ( Office-In-Charge, Sahitya Akademy, Kolkata), Malabika Mitra( President, Abrittilok,Kolkata), Bratati Bandyopadhyay (Director, Bratati Parampara ) at 5:30 PM.

It would be followed by an evening of poetry …inaugural recitation by Bratati Parampara, Santiniketan, solo recitation by Bratati Bandyopadhyay,Shubhabrata Roy Chowdhury, Avik Ghosh, Amartya Mukhopadhyay, Ei Banglar Shikore( Compilation by Soumitra Mitra ), presentation by Abrittilok & Bratati Parampara , Jagannath Bose & Urmimala Bose ( Joint recitation ). On 23 Feb the celebration of poetry would take place at Uttarayan Prangan. Inaugural recitation by the Techno India, Santiniketan. Poetry collage- Mrityur Poreo Jeno Hente Jete Pari by Soumitra Mitra, Sumantra Sengupta, Rabin Mazumdar, Nupur Bose and so on. Solo recitation by Debshankar Haldar, Sutapa Bandyopadhyay followed by Kobitar Gaan by Lopamudra Mitra, the musical presentation by Visva Bharati. Then it’s time for Kolkata. on 24 & 25 Feb at 5:30 pm onward each day all magic will happen at P.C.Chandra Garden. On the first day, Shaoli Mitra will recite poems of Tagore followed by an audio enactment of Raktakarobi directed by Bratati Bandyopadhyay, performers are Sumantra Sengupta, Srikanta Acharya, Kalyan Sen Barat, Madhubani Chatterjee, Manoj Murali Nayar.Alok Ray Ghatak, Bratati Bandyopadhyay, students of Kabyayan and so on. On the final day Bratati Parampara will present Pratham Puja followed by solo recitation by Soumitra Chatterjee, Pranati Tagore, Sohini Sengupta, Sovan Sundar Basu and then Tagore songs by Jayati Chakraborty. Special guests are Shankha Ghosh, Shirsendu Mukherjee and so on.

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