The three-day 37th national rabindra sangeet conference organised by Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad ended on Nilphamari Government High School premises on Sunday.
On the closing day singers entertained the audience singing Tagore, Nazrul and Bhawaiya songs. Representatives from 64 district branches of Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad took part at a discussion on the closing day. Besides, the organisers placed wreaths on the altar of the Nilphamari Central Shaheed Minar in the morning.
President of Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad Dr Sanjida Khatun presided over the closing ceremony. Vice-chancellor of Rabindra University professor Biswajit Ghosh was also present at the programme.
Around 800 Tagore artistes participated in this year’s conference which featured recitation, songs and dance recitals.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the festival on Nilphamari Government High School premises on Friday. Tagore exponent Dr Sanjida Khatun presided over the inauguration ceremony.
Convener of the conference celebration committee and also principal of Nilphamari Government College Devi Prasad Roy and general secretary of Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad Bulbul Islam, among others, were present at the inauguration programme.
Artistes entertained the audience presenting Tagore songs, recitation and dance recitals on the opening day. A seminar titled ‘Manobik Samaj Gothon’ was held on Nilphamari Government High School premises on the second day. Economist, writer and former governor of Bangladesh Bank professor Dr Atiur
Rahman presented the keynote paper at the seminar.
The Nirphamari town was decorated with colourful banners, flags and paintings of historical figures and events that shaped the history of Bangladesh. A team of 15 fine arts students led by teacher of faculty of fine arts of Dhaka University Md Harun made the paintings.
‘We organise the summit every year to promote peace and tolerance in society,’ Bulbul Islam told New Age.
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