Dhaka, Oct 6 (UNB) - A literary meeting on the role of poets in carrying the message of Ashura was held at the Iranian Cultural Centre in the city on Friday.
The cultural centre and Jatiyo Kobita Mancha (National Poetry Forum) arranged the programme.
Iranian Ambassador in Dhaka Abbas Vaezi Dehnavi was present at the literary meeting as the chief guest while National Poetry Forum President Mahmudul Hasan Nejami, noted poets Ershad Majumdar, Abdul Mukit Chowdhury and Brig Gen (retd) Nasimul were, among others, present.
The speakers said the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) along with his family members and followers in Karbala is remembered beyond countries and languages.
They also said recalling this tragic history is not limited to the Muslims only, but the non-Muslims follow the path of martyrs of Karbala. Eminent poets of Kabul have made a great contribution to conveying the objectives of Imam Hussain's revolution and Ashura through poetry, as well as keeping the message alive to the next generation.
This contribution is not limited to only Arabic and Persian speakers of Iran and Arab and even Bengali, Urdu and Hindi-speaking Muslim poets and many non-Muslim poets have written many valuable poems to convey the message of Karbala and Ashura, the speakers added.
Cultural counsellor of Iran Cultural Centre in Dhaka Syed Musa Hussaini delivered the welcome speech while singing, reciting poems, Murshiya and Puthi were arranged in addition to discussion on the Karbala's heartbreaking event.