4th Int'l Folklore Summer School ends

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:12, Apr 17,2017 | Updated: 21:16, Apr 17,2017


Guests at the concluding ceremony of fourth international folklore summer school at Bangla Academy in Dhaka on Monday.-- Snigdha Zaman

The fourth international folklore summer school, organised by Bangla Academy, ended on Monday through a ceremony at Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad Auditorium of the academy.

The closing ceremony featured certificate-giving among participants, a book launch and discussion.

Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor attended the programme as the chief guest, while Dhaka University vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique presided over the closing ceremony.

Among others, Bangla Academy director general Shamsuzzaman Khan, Indian folklorist Jawaharlal Handoo, Jawher Sircar, Ashimananda Gangopadhyay, Sudipto Chatterjee, American folklorist Frank J Korom were present as discussants.

Fifteen folklore enthusiasts and researchers participated at the five-day summer school which kicked off on April 13.

The participants attended classes and seminars on diverse aspects of folklore and also did a field trip as part of the summer school.

A book on Social Change and Folklore was launched at the closing ceremony too. The book features writings on folklore and social change by local and foreign folklorists.

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