The three-day Tagore music convention organised by Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammilan Parishad ended on Sunday with awarding giving ceremony and presentation of music at Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium in Central Public Library.
Tabla artiste Madan Gopal Das and scroll painter Shambhu Achariya were awarded with Rabindra Padak in recognition of their contributions in the respective fields.
Forty nine up and coming singers were also awarded at the closing ceremony. They were selected from 450 contestants of a Tagore music competition organised by the Parishad held on Thursday. These singers took training on Tagore music at 48 nationwide branches of Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammilan Parishad.
Professor emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury handed over the padaks among the awardees. Among others, Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad president Sanjida Khatun and its general secretary Laisa Ahmed Lisa were present on the occasion.
The concluding day’s programme also included presentation of Rabindra Sangeet by the eminent singers like Lily Islam, Bulbul islam, Iffat Ara dewan, Shama Rahman and others.
The convention also featured a seminar titled ‘Savyatar Sangkat O Rabindranath’ held on Saturday. Tagore researcher
Iqbal Bhuiyan presented the key-note paper at the
seminar highlighting humanitarian stance of the Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore set against the backdrop of war and crisis.
Presided over by Jatiyo Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad president Dr Sanjida Khatun, the seminar was also attended by Dr Sarwar Ali.
‘Throughout his life, Rabindranath Tagore advocated for humanism. Even in his last years, when the World War II began,
Tagore spoke of the need of humanism and application of humanitarian values in society, state and civilization’, Dr Sanjida Khatun said.
The convention was inaugurated by eminent artist Rafiqun Nabi on Friday. Singers from across the country participated in the convention.
Moreover, different troupes presented dance recitals based on Tagore songs at the programme.
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