Bannya receives ICCR alumni award

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 17,2019


Rezwana Choudhury Bannya performs at Bangladesh National Museum on Friday. —  Ali Hossain Mintu

Renowned Rabindra Sangeet singer Rezwana Choudhury Bannya received the Distinguished ICCR Alumni Award 2019 at a programme held at the Main Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Friday.

The awards ceremony titled ‘ICCR Scholar’s Evening and Award giving Ceremony’ was organised by Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka.

Rezwana Choudhury Bannya, a recipient of ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Govt of India) scholarship, completed bachelors and masters in Rabindra Sangeet from Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan, India.

Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das handed over the award to Bannya.

‘The ICCR is a big platform for sharing and promoting cultural relations between India and other countries which provides scholarships to students every year for pursuing higher education in India,’ said   Riva Ganguly Das.

‘I thank ICCR for providing me with the opportunity to learn Rabindra Sangeet at Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan. This award is very important to me,’ said Rezwana Choudhury Bannya.

Besides, Rezwana Choudhury Bannya accompanied by her students from music school Shurer Dhara rendered Rabindra Sangeet at the event.

They rendered popular Tagore songs like Amar ei path chaoatei ananda, Pathe jete dekechile mor-e, Ja hobar ta hobe, Amar pathe pathe pathor charano, Aabar jodi ichhaa karo aabar aasi phiray, Path diye ke jai go cholay, Pathay chole jete jete, Pathe jete dekechhile moray, Pathik megher dol jote oi, Pathik poran chol, Patho cheye je kete gelo and others.

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