Different cultural organisations celebrated Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore’s 156th birth anniversary by organising special programmes on Monday.
Besides different state run-organisations like Bangladesh Shipakala Academy, Bangladesh Shishu Academy, Bangla Academy, Bangladesh National Museum, many private organisations such as Chhayanaut and Udichi and others organised programmes marking the day.
Bangladesh Shipakala Academy’s celebrations organised at its National Theatre Hall featured a discussion and cultural show.
Artistes of the academy presented a group dance recital synchronised with Tagore song Dhanilo Ahobane. Next the group entertained the audience by presenting dance recitals with songs Mamo Chitte and Nil Anjan Ghano.
Singer Swathi Sarkar sang Tagore song Tomay Gaan Shonabo and Mohiuzzaman Moyna rendered a romantic song of Tagore Tumi Sondhar Meghomala at the programme.
Earlier, Tagore exponent Dr Sanjida Khatun, professor Soumitra Shekhar and director general of the academy Liaquat Ali Lucky spoke on the occasion. The discussants spoke on the topic titled ‘Tagore the humanist’ at the programme.
Chhayanaut celebrated Tagore’s 156th birth anniversary through a two-day festival which commenced from Monday at Chhayanaut Bhaban auditorium in Dhanmondi. The festival featured rendition of Tagore songs, dance and poetry recitations by teachers and students of the organisation.
The event commenced on Monday with Chhayanaut artistes presenting a dance syncronised with the Tagore song Bhuban Jora Asankhani. Tagore singer Iffat Ara Dewan entertained the audience singing a devotional song of Tagore Tumi Robe Nirobe while Abdul Wadud sang a romantic song of Tagore Nayon Tomare Pay Na Dekhite and Jayanto Roy sang Paaye Cholar Path to the audience’s delight. Earlier vice-president of Chhayanaut Dr Sarwar Ali delivered the welcome speech on the occasion.
Bangladesh Shishu Academy organised a cultural show at its auditorium in the evening. The programme featured colourful dance performances by children at the auditorium of the academy. Noted Tagore artiste Papia Sarwar presented evergreen songs of Tagore at the programme.
The event also included a discussion in which poet Asad Chowdhury, secretary of the Ministry of Woman and Children affairs Nasima Begum, chairperson of the academy Selina Hossain were present.
Cultural organisation Udichi organised a programme at its office in Topkhana Road. The event commenced with the chorus rendition of Tagore song Agun-er Parashmani Chhowao Pran-e by artistes of the organisation. President of Dhaka Metropolitan Udichi Kazi Mohammad Shish and others spoke at the programme.
State-run and private TV channels aired special programmes marking the day. Besides, Channel-i organised a day-long Tagore fair titled, ‘Robi-Channel i Rabindra Mela’ on its premises.
Different makeshift stalls featuring Tagore albums, books and others were set up at the fair while artistes presented dance syncronised with Tagore songs at an open stage.
Eminent Tagore singers including Rezwana Choudhury Bannya, Sadi Mohammad, Lily Islam, Shama Rahman, Anima Roy, and others performed at the fair.
Tagore singer Mita Haq was awarded with life time achievement award and professor Sanad Kumar Saha was awarded for Tagore research at the event.
District Cultural Academy and different cultural organisations in Chittagong celebrated Rabindranath Tagore’s 156th birth anniversary through discussion and cultural shows on Monday.
Sammilito Pachishey Baishakh Udjapon Parishad arranged a programme titled ‘Chiro Nutonere Dilo Dak, Pachishey Baishakh’ featuring Tagore songs, dance and recitation on the DC Hill premises.
Artistes from different cultural organisations including Abbudoy Sangeet Angan, Gitodbhoni, Gurukul Sangeet Niketon, Muktobondhon, Odissi and Tagore Dance Movement Centre, The Folk Dance Group, Proma Recitation Organisation, Tarunner Ucchash and Soronondon performed at the programme.
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