Shilpakala celebrates 46th founding anniversary

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:11, Feb 19,2020


Bauls perform a chorus song at Nandan Mancha of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday. — Press release

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy celebrated its 46th founding anniversary through a colourful programme at its Nandan Mancha on Wednesday.

The programme featured discussion, cultural show, acrobatic show and others.

Member of the parliamentary standing committee on cultural affairs ministry Asim Kumar Ukil was present as chief guest at the programme, presided over by BSA director general Liaquat Ali Lucky.

BSA secretary Badrul Alam Bhuiyan delivered the welcome speech at the programme.

‘Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy was established by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to promote cultural practices across the country. The academy has made significant contribution to the cultural area. I wish the academy good luck in its future endeavours,’ said Asim Kumar Ukil.

‘Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy was established by country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on February 19, 1974. The academy has come a long way. I want to thank the staffs and trainers of the academy who have been working tirelessly behind the scene to take the institution forward,’ said Liaquat Ali Lucky.

Following the discussion, members of BSA acrobatic troupe entertained the audience performing stunts.

BSA baul troupe rendered popular Lalon song Bedheche emon ghar and BSA artistes Ruksana Akter Rupsha, Suchitra Rani Sutradhar, Sohanur Rahman and Himadri Sekhar performed solo songs.

Besides, different cultural troupes entertained the audience presenting songs and dance recitals at the venue.

Young and upcoming dance artistes presented diverse classical dances like kathak, manipuri, bharatnatyam and odissi.

Following which, artistes, who have been trained by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, presented instrumental recitals on sitar, sarod and flute.

Artistes of Tripura community presented a captivating hajagiri dance recital to the delight of the audience.

An exhibition displaying photographs portraying major events and programmes organised by different departments of the academy was held at the open field.

Besides, the academy also organised a special event titled ‘Sanskritir Pathsala’ to give the audience a glimpse into its curricula.

Besides, a weeklong exhibition also commenced at National Art Gallery of the academy. The exhibition will end on February 25.

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