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Liberation War festival under way

Culture Desk | Published: 00:00, Dec 09,2019

 
 

Visitors look at photographs at a group show at Russian Science and Culture Centre Gallery in Dhaka. — press release

A fifteen-day Liberation War Festival marking Victory Day is under way at Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Dhaka, says a press release.

The festival has been jointly organised by Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Dhaka and the Liberation War Academy Trust.

Director of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Dhaka Maxim Dobrokhotov inaugurated the festival on Thursday as the chief guest.

Chairman of the Liberation War Academy Trust Abul Kalam Azad presided over the inaugural ceremony, which featured a procession, discussion and inauguration of an exhibition.

Maxim Dobrokhotov, Dr Abul Kalam Azad, trustee of the Liberation War Academy Trust Hafizur Rahman Alam, poet Quasi Rosy and secretary of international affairs at the Liberation War Academy Trust Anis Mahmud attended the discussion.

‘The way the Bengali people have sacrificed to liberate language and country is unique in the world. Through this festival we remember those self-sacrificing people,’ said Maxim Dobrokhotov.

The discussion was followed by a cultural show. Old Dhaka-based cultural organisation Saptakali entertained the audience presenting patriotic songs and recitations. Poets Quasi Rosy, Aslam Sani, Sujan Hajong and Rokan Johar recited poems.

Besides, an exhibition displaying a total of 200 photographs was inaugurated at Russian Science and Culture Centre Gallery.

The event will end on December 19.

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