Cultural organisation Kranti Shilpi Gosthi celebrated its golden jubilee, marking 50 years of its founding, through a programme held at the Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of the Central Public Library on Wednesday.
The programme included cultural show, discussion and awards ceremony.
Kranti honoured thespian Ramendu Majumdar with Kranti Padak-2017 for his contribution to the cultural arena of the country. Besides, Kranti also awarded freedom fighter and sculptor Ferdousy Priyobhasini with Mahbubul Haider Mohan Smrity Padak in memory of late cultural activist Mahbubul Haider Mohan at the event.
Vice chancellor of Dhaka University AAMS Arefin Siddique attended the event as the chief guest. People’s song singer Fakir Alamgir and president of Sammilito Sangskritik Jote Golam Kuddus, among others, were also present on the occasion. President of Kranti Nilupher Jahan Chinu presided over the programme, while Kranti’s general secretary Jharna Alamgir delivered the welcome speech at the event.
Kranti was founded in February 1967 to promote good music and also to make people aware about socio-political inequalities through cultural performances. ‘Every year during Kranti’s founding anniversary, we try to honour eminent personalities for their contribution to the cultural arena of the country. This year we have honoured Ramendu Majumdar and Ferdousy Priyobhasini for their contribution towards the country’s culture scene,’ said Jharna Alamgir.
Kranti artistes staged a colourful cultural show, which commenced with a chorus performance of the song Kanmo Amar Ei Matite. Artistes of Banhishikha rendered the song Mayer Diya Mota Kapor, while artistes of Wrishijo Shilpygoshthi presented a people’s song Manusher Sathe Bosobas Kori at the programme.
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