Cultural orgs observe National Mourning Day

Tanzil Rahaman | Published: 17:59, Aug 16,2018 | Updated: 18:07, Aug 16,2018


Loko Natya Dal stages Mujib Mane Mukti at Music and Dance of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday. — New Age photo

Different cultural organisations observed National Mourning Day by arranging special programmes at separate venues on Wednesday.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangla Academy, Bangladesh National Museum, Bangladesh Shishu Academy and others organised programmes featuring discussions, cultural shows, theatre and others.

BSA organised three-day special programmes at different venues including National Theatre Hall and Music and Dance Centre marking National Mourning Day.

The programmes were inaugurated at National Theatre Hall on August 14.

On August 15, a discussion and cultural show was held at National Theatre Hall. Former Bangladesh Bank governor Atiur Rahman attended the discussion as the chief guest. Director general of BSA Liaquat Ali Lucky presided over the session.

The cultural show featured group and solo performances.

In solos, Moloy Kumar Ganguly sang Jodi raat pohale suna jeto, Anupoma Mukti sang Bangabandhu phirey ele sopner sonar bangla and Abu Bakar Siddiq sang Pashan khuni re tor ki.

Artistes of Dhaka Sangskritik Dol and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Forum rendered chorus songs.

The cultural show ended with artistes staging a dance drama titled ‘Jotodin Robe Padma, Meghna’, compiled by poet Kamal Chowdhury and choreographed by Warda Rihab.

Theatre troupe Loko Natya Dal staged its play titled ‘Mujib Mane Mukti’ at Music and Dance Centre and Mohakal Nattya Somproday staged its play titled ‘Srabon Tragedy’ at Experimental Theatre Hall.

Bangladesh Shishu Academy organised two-day programmes on August 14 and 15 marking the National Mourning Day.

On August 14, the academy organised essay writing competition and speech competition for school children.

Students from different schools participated in the essay writing competition in two age groups: Ka, comprising of students of class 5-7, and Kha, comprising of students of class 8 to 10.

In the speech competition, students competed in two age groups: Ka, comprising of students of class 4-7, and Kha, comprising of students from class 8-10.

On August 15, Bangladesh Shishu Academy organised special prayers, book fair, drawing competition, cultural show and awards programme.

School children divided in three age groups namely Ka, Kha and Ga participated in the competition.

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