The 67th death anniversary of Poet Jibanananda Das was observed at Barisal, his ancestral city, with day-long program on Friday.
The event was organized by the poet Jibanananda lovers on the open stage of the city's Shilpakala Academy at 5.30 pm on Friday.
The poets demanded to preserve the house and property of Jibanananda Das in order to preserve his memory through discussing the poet's life and works and poetry recitation.
Besides, they demanded to name the open stage of Barisal Shilpa Kala Academy as Kabi Jibanananda Das Mancha.
The discussion session was attended by Chief Executive Officer of Barisal District Council Md Ahsan Habib, Director of Barisal University Jibanananda Research Center Professor Md Muhsin Uddin, Associate Professor Debashish Haldar of Bangla Department of Government Brajmohan College and Poet Henry Swapan.
Earlier, Barisal Brajmohan College administration and various cultural organizations put floral tribute on the altar of the portrait of the poet at the Poet Jibanananda Memorial Hall. Meanwhile, another discussion session was held at the Poet Jibanananda Das Auditorium and Library in the morning the National Poetry Council.
Poet, novelist and essayist Jibanananda, best known as the poet of ‘Ruposhi Bangla’, was born on February 17 in 1899. Jibanananda Das got hit by a tram while crossing a road near Kolkata’s Deshpriya Park on 14 October 1954. He succumbed to his injuries on October 22, 1954.
His volumes of poems include Jhhora Palak, Dhusar Pandulipi, Banalata Sen, Mahaprithibi, Satti Tarar Timir, Rupasi Bangla, Bela Abela Kalbela.