Patriotic songs that inspired freedom fighters during the Liberation War were presented by the contemporary singers at Liberation War Museum on Sunday.
Different cultural organisations and noted artistes presented songs and dance recitals at the programme organised by the museum as part of its weeklong Victory Day celebrations programme.
The cultural show began with Spandan artistes’ presentation of a dance recital synchronised with Bijoy Nishan Urchhe Oi, the first song that the defunct station Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra broadcasted after the announcement of the Victory on December 16. To create the ambience of the very movement of the Victory, Spandan artistes hoisted the national flag while dancing.
They also presented another dance recital based on patriotic song Dhano Dhannyo Pushpo Bhora.
Satyen Sen Shilpygosthi artistes entertained the audience by presenting an inspirational song titled Ekkattorer Shokun Guli Urchhe Abar in chorus. They also rendered Cholo Shetu Gori.
Dhaka Swarakalpan artistes recited a collage of poems titled Ekhono 71 compiled by Rafiqul Islam.
Eminent Tagore singer Mita Haq rendered popular Rabindra Sangeets like Ke Eshe Jay Phire Phire and Keno Cheye Achho Ma.
Arshinagar Baul Sangha, from Kushtia, presented Lalon’s popular songs such as Kobe Sadhur Charan, Barir Pashe Arshinagar and Ami Oper Hoye Boshe Achhi.
Subachan Natya Sangsad staged street drama Bodhodoy. Written and directed respectively by Saif Ahmed, and Ahmed Gias, the play satirises terrorism and urges build a secular society.
Ziauddin Tariq Ali, one of the trustees and also the member secretary of the museum, delivered a welcome speech on the occasion. Cultural personality professor emeritus Anisuzzaman delivered a speech.
Marking the Victory Day, the museum is also organizing a three-day programme from December 14 to December 16 at the Killing Field Monument in Mirpur 10.
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