Dhaka, Jan 30 (UNB) – To strengthen the bond of literature through poetry, on Wednesday a handful of poets from Bangladesh and six other countries gathered and shared their works.
Eight Bangladeshi and seven foreign poets came together at a programme titled “Poetry and Painting” held at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy as part of the four-day long “Dhaka International Poets Summit 2019”.
Additionally, noted Bangladeshi painter Maksudul Ahsan’s painting exhibition was inaugurated which reflected the poems of said 15 poets.
Attending Bangladeshi poets included Asad Chowdhury, Nurul Huda, Jahidul Haque and others. Seven foreign poets were --- Ali Al-Shalah of Iraq, Annabel Villar and Julio Pavenetti of Uruguay, Claire Booker of United Kingdom, Kama Sywor Kamanda of Congo, Malim Ghozali of Malaysia and Tianxin Cai of China.
Cultural figures of the country attended the event as the poets recited from their works.
A book titled ‘Poetry and Painting’ containing their poems and paintings of Maksudul was also unmasked.
The seven-day long painting exhibition will end on February 7.
Chairman of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation Akhtaruz Zaman Khan Kabir presided over the event while M Shah Alam Sarwar, Managing Director of IFIC Bank, was present as chief guest.
Dhaka, Jan 30 (UNB)- Commander of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Naval Forces, Rear Admiral Pilot Saeed Bin Hamdan Al-Nahyan called on Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat at Air Headquarters here on Wednesday.
During the meeting, they exchanged greetings and discussed different issues of bilateral interests. Besides, the visiting UAE Commander was also given a brief idea about BAF training system, operational activities and capabilities, said an Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) media release.
He also signed the visitor’s book in Air Headquarters.
It is mentionable that Commander of United Arab Emirates Naval Forces along with three members of his delegation team arrived in Bangladesh on Tuesday on a 2-day official visit.
It is expected that the visit of the Commander of the UAE Naval Forces will play an important role for strengthening the existing friendly relationship between Armed Forces of Bangladesh and UAE.
Dhaka, Jan 30 (UNB)- State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah on Wednesday said that no corruption and irregularities regarding the hajj operation will be allowed in the country.
“All kinds of measures will be taken so that people can perform hajj properly and no corruption or irregularity will be allowed in this matter, no one will be spared,” he said.
The state minister came up with the remarks after attending a meeting with Religious Reporters Forum (RRF) where forum members including RRF president Fayez Ullah Bhuiyan and its general secretary Ubaidullah Badal were present.
He said “There are many allegations of harassments raised against the agencies and we are considering those allegations with importance.”
“I would not do corruption myself and won’t let anyone to do it and would do everything to run the Ministry corruption-free,” he added.
Dhaka, Jan 30 (UNB)---- Bangladesh Harijan Oikkya Parishad, a platform for the country’s Dalits or low-caste Hindus, has served a 24-hour ultimatum on the government to rehabilitate the people of the Gopibagh Railway Colony.
The organization's president Krishna Lal announced the ultimatum at a press conference held at Jatiya Press Conference in the capital on Wednesday.
Krisna Lal said that the government evicted them on January 22 from the area without any notice. They are now living under the open sky.
"If the government does not take any initiative for rehabilitating them within the next 24 hours then we will go for tough agitation," he also said.
Nirmol Chandra Das, Secretary General of the organization said that the colony's people were living there for 40 years and they are mostly employed in cleaning jobs for the city. So they urged the government to rehabilitate these people immediately.
Moni Rani, an SSC student, said they had been evicted by the government without any rehabilitation.
"My SSC examination will start from February but I cannot study properly now. Even landlords are not interested to rent us their houses. So we request the government to rehabilitate us soon," she also said.