A three-day folk festival was held last week at the Shaheed Minar in Jhenaidah where artistes from Bangladesh and India performed.
The aim of the festival was to exchange culture and strengthen ties between people of the two countries, said the organisers.
Islamic University vice chancellor professor Harun Ur Rashid Askari inaugurated the festival, which was organised by Jhenaidah Ganashilpi Sangstha.
Artistes of the both countries presented different traditional performing art forms, including, palagaan, baul songs, astak gaan and a drama titled Nauka Bilash highlighting love of Radha and Krishna.
A six member team from Kolkata, India led by Rabindra Bharati University’s music department head Kankana Mitra participated in the festival. Indian artistes
Arjun Saijee, Shubhadra Sharma, Nur Alam and Lal Mohammad Fakir performed.
Folk festival like this will help strengthen ties between Bangladesh and India, said professor Harun Ur Rashid Askari, expecting arrangements of more such programmes.
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