A 2-day ‘SM Sultan Utsab-2019’ began amid festivity at the Zila Shilpakala Academy premises in Rupganj on Saturday.
The festival commenced with launch of a children’s art competition at 8:00am.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky, Narail deputy commissioner Anjuman Ara along with others placed floral wreaths at the grave of SM Sultan at 10:00am.
Artworks of artists with special needs are also being exhibited in the festival.
The opening day of the festival featured art competition, folk song performance, poetry recitation and screening of a documentary on SM Sultan’s life and works.
Today, a discussion programme, acrobatic show and cultural show will be held on the open stage at the Zila Shiplakala Academy.
Sheikh Mohammed Sultan, popularly known as SM Sultan, was born August 10, 1923.
He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1982, the Bangladesh Charu Shilpi Sangsad Award in 1986 and the Independence Award in 1993.
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