Students of the Department of English of Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) performed the dramatic version of ‘Shesher Kabita’, a much-acclaimed romantic novel of Rabindranath Tagore, at the Hall Room of the University Permanent Campus, Rupnagar in the Capital on Wednesday evening. The play was directed by Kazal Kumar Das, Lecturer in English. He was also the script writer and music director of the play.
The protagonist Amit Roywas an Oxford educated barrister, who was playful, verbose, and erudite and had an immense aura to others. By fate, he met Labanya, a traditional Bangalee lady with the sense of sarcasm, through a car accident. They instantly got attracted to each other; their relationship developed over time. However, they had to face troubles and their faith in each other was tested as the story develops. ‘Shesher Kabita’ is a much popular fiction by Tagore, widely termed a landmark in the realm of romantic Bangla literature, published in 1929.
Mehnaz Mehrima, Student of intake 37 of the department, acted as Labanya while the role of Amit was played by Sayeem Haque, a student of intake 43. Apart from the protagonists, other performers were Ahmed Sajjad, Hafiz Sarkar, Alifa Sharif, Irfan Ataullah, Rouda Aurthy, Sumaiya, Pritu and Ashik. There were three major roles in the play- Jogomaya, Ketuki and Shovonlal. These roles were played by Fatema Tuz Zohora,Sidratul Muntaha Shammi and Nahid Hossain Alif of intake 37, 36 and 45 respectively of the same department.
Dances and songs from Rabindranath Tagore and our National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam also were performed by the students in the Cultural Evening. Prof Md Abu Saleh, Vice Chancellor of the university was present to grace the occasion. Professor Syed AnwarulHuq, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities welcomed the guests and spoke on the great significance of Tagore and Nazrul in our national life. Prof. MianLutfarRahman, Advisor, Students’ Affairs and Mohammad Shawkat Ali, Chairman, Dept of Englishalso spoke on the occasion.Distinguished Guests, Prof Santi Narayan Ghosh, Director of IQAC- BUBT, Prof Dr Mohammed RubaiyatChowdhury, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Engr M AzharulHuq, Chairman, EEE, Wing Commander Md Momenul Islam (Retd), Proctor, BUBT, teachers and students of English were present in the program. Md SolaimanAlam, Lecturer in English directed lighting and camera. BUBT Cultural Club aided the function andthe whole program was coordinated by Md Abdullah Al Azad, Assistant Professor of English, BUBT.