Four famed Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra singers rendered Liberation War songs, which were immensely popular during the 1971, at a musical soiree which was held recently at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city. Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Samannay Parishad organised the programme as part of its regular monthly event.The singers were Tapan Mahmud, Shaheen Samad, Dalia Nawsheen and Rafiqul Alam, who inspired common people and freedom fighters through their songs during the war of liberation.
The singers took to the stage with the famous liberation war song “Purba Digante Suryo Uthechhe” playing on the background. Next the singers in chorus sang “Dhana Dhanye Pushpe Bhora”.
Dalia Nawsheen sang “Ek Sagor Rokter Binimoye”, Tapan Mahmud rendered “O Amar Desher Mati”, Rafiqul Alam sang “Rokto Diye Naam Likhechi” and Shaheen Samad rendered “Jonotar Songram”. The singers also rendered songs like “Bhebonago Ma”, “Mago Bhabna Keno”, “Jodi Tor Daak Shune” and others.
Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra radio broadcasting centre established by the Bangladesh Government in exile soon after the declaration of the War of Liberation. The Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, in fact, evolved from the Kalurghat transmission centre. The Kalurghat radio centre was abandoned when it was heavily shelled by the Pakistan Air Force on March 30 in 1971. The centre, however, resumed its second phase of activities from 3 April 1971 at Bagafa with a short wave transmitter. The centre was later shifted to Agartala.