Bangla Poetry Festival-1419 was held at TSC auditorium of Dhaka University (DU) on Friday.
Readers’ forum of the daily Bangladesh Pratidin ‘Bondhu Pratidin’ of DU committee held the event, says a press release.
DU Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Harun-or-Rashid inaugurated the event.
News Editor of Bangladesh Pratidin poet Kamal Mahmud presided over the programme while Chairman of University Grants Commission Dr AK Azad Chowdhury attended it as the chief guest.
Former Professor of Kolkata Presidency College poet Dilip Chakraborty, Prof Khandaker Ashraf Hossain of DU English department and General Secretary of Paschimbanga Jatiya Kabita Parishad poet Shakil Ahmed were present as special guest.
Eminent poets and children recited poems on the occasion.
The programme was broadcast live by the Radio Today.