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 April 24.
The play was directed by Mr. Kazal Kumar Das, Lecturer in English. He was also the script writer and music director of the play.
According to the story, the protagonist Amit Roy was an Oxford educated barrister, who was playful, bombastic, 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 a period. However, they had to face troubles and their faith in each other was tested as the story develops. Shesher Kobita 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 presented by the students in the Cultural Evening.
Prof. Md. Abu Saleh, Vice Chancellor of the university was present to grace the occasion. Professor Syed Anwarul Huq, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities welcomed the guests and spoke on the great significance of Tagore and Nazrul in our national life. Prof. Mian Lutfar Rahman, Advisor, Students’ Affairs and Mr. Mohammad Shawkat Ali, Chairman, Dept. of English also spoke on the occasion. Distinguished Guests, Prof. Santi Narayan Ghosh, Director of IQAC- BUBT, Prof. Dr. Mohammed Rubaiyat Chowdhury, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Engr. M. Azharul Huq, Chairman, EEE, Wing Commander Md. Momenul Islam (Retd.), Proctor, BUBT, teachers and students of English were present in the program. Mr. Md. Solaiman Alam, Lecturer in English directed lighting and camera.
The program was coordinated by Mr. Md. Abdullah Al Azad, Assistant Professor of English, BUBT with assistance from BUBT Cultural Club.