Mymensingh a Gitika centenary celebration today

Published : 23 Nov 2023 08:20 PM

Different programmes were arranged at historic Town Hall in Mymensingh to observe the Centenary celebration of Mymensingh Gitika (1923-2023) today. Md Mustafizur Rahman, DC, will be the chief guest in the programme.

Mymensingha Gitika is a collection of folk ballads from the region of Mymensingh in Bangladesh.  These were published in English as Eastern Bengal Ballads. 

Dinesh Chandra Sen collected the songs, and Sen was the editor; the collection was published by the University of Calcutta, along with another similar publication named Purbabanga-Gitika.

Researcher Asaddor Ali discovered that nine famous so-called Maimansingha Gitika were actually Sylheti in origin. 

To observe the centenary of the famous Gitika programmes includes speeches, cover unveil by Jalad Publication marking the 100th anniversary, pitha Utsab, presentation from the Gitika, folk songs of Mymensingh, documentary exhibition of Mymensingh Gitika, Kichhapala and  Mohuya Sundari Pala.