POETRY on WHEELS – YES on a TRAM!
Rhythm Divine Poets went reciting poems on a decked up tramcar around the city on the occasion of International Mother Language Day on 21st February, 2017. The event was part of CIMA, Chitrabani and Rotaract Club of Central Calcutta’s initiative to raise awareness about this eco-friendly mode of transport. The tram had paintings and photographs on display by various artists. The event was covered by Citi Cable and Friends FM. Apart from Rhythm Divine Poets there were other groups who joined the initiative, like Monmarte, as well as individual musicians like Akash Dasupta, Pavlu Banerjee and others. The ride started at Nonapukur Tram Depot around 2:30 p.m. and went all the way to Esplanade Tram Museum where there was halt for refreshment and then back to the depot. At the museum there was more of music and poetry recitation. Poets who recited included Anindita Bose, Amit Shankar Saha, Sufia Khatoon, Urvashi Mukherjee, Akash Sinha, Komal Khaitan and others. Many foreign students in Kolkata on exchange programme from the US too came on board to be a part of this novel ride. Trams have been a heritage of Kolkata but now operate only on a few routes in the city. Rhythm Divine Poets are happy to join this effort of bringing together art, music, poetry and our heritage the tram in an interesting combination that gives an amazing experience.
AN EVENING WITH NABINA DAS!