Musical Dance Drama ‘Bihan’ Based on Governor Tripathi’s Poems Staged in Raj Bhawan, Kolkata
| Didhiti Ghosh, Bureau Chief, IOP, Kolkata - 24 Feb 2019

Musical Dance Drama ‘Bihan’ Based on Governor Tripathi’s Poems Staged in Raj Bhawan, Kolkata

Nivedita Bhattacharya recited and performed solo acting based on a poem authored by the state Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at the Raj Bhavan lawns of Kolkata.

Report by Didhiti Ghosh, Bureau Chief (Kolkata), Indian Observer Post

Kolkata, Feb 24, 2019: On 23rd February, the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre organized a musical dance drama "Bihan" - based on a poem authored by the state Governor Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi at the Raj Bhavan lawns of Kolkata. Nivedita Bhattacharya recited and performed solo acting with choreography by Sharmila Biswas, Odissi Vision and Movement Centre.

Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi is an acclaimed author and a poet and has published several books. He has written many other books not only in Hindi but also in English. He is also a part of the Hindi poets gathering that takes place both in India and abroad. His commentary on The Representation of People Act, 1951 is still widely esteemed.

Born 10 November 1934, Keshari Nath Tripathi, a veteran BJP leader and a former Uttar Pradesh Speaker, is a widely acclaimed poet, who has participated in a number of poetry symposiums in Britain, the USA, and the Netherlands, besides India.

Six compendiums of his Hindi poems have been published under the titles "Manonukriti", "Aayu Pankh", "Chirantan", "Unmukta", "Maun Aur Shoonya" and "Nirmal Dohey". "Manonukriti" has been translated into English and published with the title "The Images".

A Bengali translation of 30 Hindi poems penned by West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, christened "Keshari Nath Tripathir Nirbachito Kabita" (Selected poems of Keshari Nath Tripathi), was released by veteran Bengali writer Nabanita Deb Sen at the Raj Bhavan in May 2017. The poems, which express a wide range of emotions including humanity and love, were translated by Nani Sur.

Tripathi took oath as Governor of West Bengal on 24 July 2014 and as Governor of Bihar on 27 November, same year. He was sworn in as the Governor of Mizoram on 4 April 2015. Earlier, he was the president of Uttar Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party. Tripathi practiced as a Senior Advocate at Allahabad High Court.

At the very outset, all the artists and audience stood up and kept one minute silence in the memory of the martyrs of Pulwama. 

Various poems written by Governor Shri Tripathi were recited in Hindi, English, Bengali and Urdu versions. A large group of eminent persons and people from Cultural field were present in the function. Governor Shri Tripathi, Shri Satish Chandra Tewary, ACS to the Governor and all the officers and staff were also present. Photo courtesy - Daily Hunt

(DIDHITI GHOSH is the Director of a cultural-exchange radio programme at Radio Satelitevisión y Americavisión, Chile. She is a professor & a certified conference interpreter of the Spanish language and is the Bureau Chief of INDIAN OBSERVER POST based in Kolkata. Contact: didhiti.24@gmail.com).


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