The book launch of martyr poet and journalist Selina Parvin’s book “Jibon o Mrittu” (Life and Death) was held on Monday at 4 p.m. at Isfendiar Zahed Hasan Hall, Bishwa Shahitto Kendro.
The author of Selina Parvin’s book– Shelley Shahabuddin, literacy critic and writer Syed Manzoorul Islam, psychiatrist and writer Anwara Syed Haq and author and founder trustee of Liberation War Museum, Mofidul Haque were present as guests in the event.
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Anthony Pius Gomes, the book’s publisher and owner of Swadesh Shoilee, gave a welcome address through virtual video at the start of the session. Then, Meherun Islam Kanka paid tribute to Selina Parvin in her speech.
Shelley Shahabuddin got emotional while speaking about his elder sister. In his speech, he talked about different memories and interactions he had with Selina Parvin. He expressed gratitude to everyone before concluding his address.
Syed Manjurul Islam remarked, “While reading the manuscript, I felt that Selina Parvin was determined to attain her goal despite all the challenges. We are proud of her for making the ultimate sacrifice for the nation despite all the odds. We appreciate Shelley Shahabuddin, the book’s author, for providing details of his sister.” In his closing remarks, he expressed gratitude to Swadesh Shoilee for releasing the book. Mofidul Haque also participated in the program’s discussion.
Following the speech and celebration, the book was unveiled. After that the Udichi artist group performed a pleasant live performance.
Selina Parvin, a poet, journalist, and intellectual, was abducted on December 14 by Al-Badr forces as part of a plot to kill intellectuals during the 1971 liberation movement. Selina Parvin was tortured to death, and her body was discovered in the Rayerbazar Cemetery. On 18th December 1971 she was buried in the graveyard reserved for martyrs in Azimpur Cemetery. The book highlights various aspects of the life of martyred intellectual Selina Parvin. The book is published by Swadesh Shoilee.