Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy celebrated its 44th founding anniversary through a colourful programme at its Nandan Mancha on Monday.
The programme featured discussion, cultural show, acrobatic show and others.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor was present as the chief guest at the programme. Cultural affairs secretary Ibraheem Hossain Khan, eminent artist Mustafa Monwar, former Udichi president Kamal Lohani and Bangla Academy director general Shamsuzzaman khan were present as special guests at the programme, which was presided over by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky.
‘Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy is working tirelessly to promote cultural activities and artistes across the country. A thriving cultural environment is necessary to encourage exchange of creative ideas’, said Asaduzzaman Noor.
‘Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy was founded by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1974. Day by day the academy has expanded its vision and missions. We now have 64 branches of the academy across the country. Besides, we are working at different upazilas as well’, said Liaquat Ali Lucky.
The academy, alongside organising cultural events and festivals, organises workshops and training courses on music, dance, instruments and fine arts regularly, added Lucky.
Following the discussion, renowned artistes and cultural troupes entertained the audience presenting songs, dance recitals and others.
Seasoned dance artistes of the country Laila Hasan, Minu Haque, Zeenat Barkatullah, Doly Iqbal, Fatema Kashem, Nilufar Wahid Papri and others commenced the cultural show with a group dance recital synchronized with Tagore’s popular song Phule phule dhole dhole.
Young and upcoming dance artistes of different troupes presented diverse classical dances like kathak, kothakali, manipuri, bharatnatyam and odissi.
Following which artistes, who have been trained by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, presented instrumental recitals on sitar, sarod and flute. Artistes of Tripura community presented a captivating hajagiri dance recital to the delight of the audience.
Artistes of BSA acrobatic team, who have been trained in China, presented different acrobatic moves to the delight of the audience.
An exhibition displaying photographs of major events and programmes organised by different departments of the academy was also held at the open field of the academy.
Besides, around 100 books, magazines and journals published by research and publication department of the academy were also displayed at the event.
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